Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites

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Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg.

A proposal put forward by Kenya was strongly supported but failed to gain the two-thirds majority required.

The opposition of the EU, which voted as a block, was pivotal in the defeat.

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