Near-total ban imposed on sending wild African elephants to zoos

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Cites, the global wildlife trade regulator, approves ‘momentous’ decision after EU adds loophole

The regulator of global wildlife trade has decided to impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos.

After a heated debate at a meeting of parties to the convention on international trade in endangered species (Cites) in Geneva on Tuesday, the member countries approved a proposed text after a revision by the European Union included some exceptions to the ban.

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