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Removal of African elephants for captive use

Statement from the African Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission on the removal of African elephants for captive use

Believing there to be no direct benefit for in situ conservation of African elephants, the African Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission does not endorse the removal of African elephants from the wild for any captive use.

Issued by the IUCN/SSC AfESG at Mokuti Lodge, Namibia, on 8 December 2003

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