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Ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe to be lifted by Trump

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The administration of President Trump has made public its intention to permit the importation of trophies of elephants that were legally hunted into the U.S. from Zimbabwe and Zambia, revising the ban that was placed on it by Obama during his time.

The new regulation will afford Zambian officials and also officials in Zimbabwe authority to hand out permits to import heads of elephants provided there is evidence that hunting is of benefit to the preservation of that elephant.

A statement was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in which acknowledgment of how the funds that are involved in conservation would go to help the animals by making available the revenue that will go a long way in meeting the needs of conservation.

Under the Endangered Species Act, elephants of Africa are tagged, and a drop over 5 percent was observed in Zimbabwe of the entire population of elephants, with the population in some regions falling by over 20 percent in the region of Sebungwe as reported by the Great Elephant Census.

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Ryan Zinke, the interior secretary who was the one that put in place the Big Bulk Hunter arcade game in employment cafeteria, supports the concept of hunting.

The report which was released also indicated a tangible reduction in Zambia along the Zambezi River which poaching strongly indicated at elevated levels which resulted in reduced populations at the National Park of Sioma Ngwezi.

Starting back in 2005, the population of the elephants in Zimbabwe has dropped by over 9 percent while about 11 percent decline was noticed in Zambia over the past ten years, this was stated by National Geographic in their report of 2016.