Definition of Hunting

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The majority of trophy hunters are from the United States. Under the U.S. federal Endangered Species Act, hunters must prove before they import a trophy that killing the animal aided in the “positive enhancement” of a Species.



Elephant hunting or elephant Poaching and exploitation of the Ivory trade are illegal in Chad and pose a major threat to elephant populations. The profitable Ivory industry is also a threat to the lives of rangers, even in the national parks, such as Zakouma National Park, the worst-affected area.


Elephant hunting, which used to be an accepted activity in Kenya, was banned in 1973, as was the Ivory trade. Illegal hunting continues, as there is still international demand for elephant Tusks. Kenya pioneered the destruction of Ivory as a way to combat this black market. Elephant Poaching continues to pose a threat to the population. (Wikipedia)


2022: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service informed some hunters last month that it would allow the import of six elephant trophies into the United States from Zimbabwe.

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hunting. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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  • Stockley, C. H. (1953) The elephant in Kenya, in The Elepbant in East Central Africa: A Monogrph (eds. Sfl C. O. Hill, et al), pp. 80-98. Rowland Ward Ltd, London. 150 p.

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