NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- Citing the importance of the elephant hunting industry, wildlife officials in Zimbabwe have asked the U.S. to lift its temporary ban on ivory imports from the country.
According to a report submitted to Congress last month by the country's Department of Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the annual economic impact of elephant hunting is over $14 million and “not less than 55 percent” of the income is contributed directly to the rural communities where sport hunting may be the only source of income.
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