Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade

The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. (THE CONVERSATION) Three-quarters of new and emerging infectious diseases in humans originate in wildlife. COVID-19, SARS and Ebola all started this way. The COVID-19 global
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Federal appeals court allows Fish and Wildlife Service to issue permits for hunting trophy imports

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) could issue permits for hunters to import elephant trophies from Zimbabwe. The FWS created a general ban on the importation of hunting trophies to the US. However, th
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DC Circuit Backs Rule Change on Big-Game Trophy Imports

(Robin Silver / Center for Biological Diversity via Courthouse News)WASHINGTON (CN) — Conservation groups failed Tuesday to persuade the D.C. Circuit that the Trump administration improperly carved out a loophole for big-game hunters to import elephant tusks and lion hides from Africa
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