Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and their father, Donald Trump, speak at a news conference before the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel's 16th annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards in Las Vegas 21 January 2016.
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President Donald Trump's administration plans to allow hunters to import the elephant trophies of creatures they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia when returning to the US.
The practice was banned by the Obama administration in 2014, and elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Although this act allows the government to give import permits for trophies if there is evidence that hunting aids conservation of the species, a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson told ABC News the administration has evidence from Zambia and Zimbabwe that the ban could be reversed:
Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation.
People who enjoy trophy hunting animals often argue that the hunting helps fund conservation efforts that combat poaching and declining population numbers.