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Bans Upheld on Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

The deliberations were long, the debate was impassioned and the votes were decisive. On Monday, members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora killed proposals to legalize trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn. It was the star issue at this year's conference in Johannesburg, and one that experts say is not as simple as the opposing campaigns made it seem. The United States and European Union were among the majority of nations that...

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