FILE PHOTO: Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
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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 U.S. 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 programs. A licensed two-week African elephant hunt can cost more than $50,000 per person, not including airfare, according to advertised rates.The world's largest land mammal, the African elephant has been classified as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act since 1979 .As a result, the number of African elephants has shrunk from about 5 million a century ago to about 400,000 remaining.According to the United Nations, as many as 100,000 African elephants were killed between 2010 and 2012 .
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