Trump Administration Removes Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies

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Indonesian police display a pair of elephant tusks recovered from a recent raid in Aceh Tamiang on November 16, 2017 (Photo: Januar/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era ban on importing the heads and tusks of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The  U.S Fish and Wildlife Service says allowing these trophies as part of legal, well-regulated sport hunting will help fund efforts to conserve elephants. But critics say the move could undermine efforts to curb poaching.


Oliver Milman, environment reporter, The Guardian US
Frank Pope, CEO, Save the Elephants

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