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African, Asian Nations Agree on 'Urgent' Steps to Save Elephants

An international gathering in Botswana has come to agreement on the urgent steps to be taken to combat the illegal trade in ivory and protect elephant populations in Africa.   The International Union for Conservation of Nature announced the measures on Tuesday, the second day of the African Elephant Summit in Botswana's capital, Gabarone. The agreement calls for governments to classify ivory trafficking as a "serious crime" and impose "maximum" sentences...

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