Countries Agree to Limit Sales of Elephants to Zoos

Wildlife experts say the vote at a conference in Geneva on trade in endangered species known as CITES is a "momentous win" for elephants because it restricts their sale to zoos.

  • Published 27 August 2019
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GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to limit the controversial sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, to the delight of conservationists but the dismay of some of the African countries involved. Wildlife experts say the vote at a conference in Geneva on trade in endangered species known as CITES is a “momentous win” for elephants because it restricts their sale to zoos. The European Union tweaked the language of the resolution to…

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