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A momentous victory for elephants!

A near-total ban on taking baby African elephants from the wild and selling them to zoos has been approved at a meeting in Geneva.

Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) decided to tighten the rules after days of debate.

Now elephants can only be taken from the wild and placed in “captive facilities” elsewhere in the world under exceptional circumstances - and subject to approval by a committee of Cites members.

Source: BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-africa-49481716

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