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.

Guests:

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

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