In this photo taken Nov. 10, 2015, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell heads to Africa on Wednesday to denounce the trafficking of wild animals, on the rise over the past five years.Jewell, who will also visit Kenya and South Africa, said a record number of elephants were killed in Africa between 2011 and 2014 .Jewell also condemned trophy hunting, after a July scandal saw an American dentist kill a prized lion in Zimbabwe.Jewell, who spoke with several African officials about animal trafficking during Paris climate talks late last year, is due to continue those discussions during her upcoming visit.
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