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Trump to keep the ban on imports of elephant parts for now

Nov 18, 2017 17:07 IST
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The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in a written notice issued Thursday that permitting elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia to be brought back as trophies will raise money for conservation programmes. But for now the ban is still in effect.