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Congress sends bill on wildlife trafficking to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill boosting efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking, a growing problem worldwide with an estimated cost of up to $10 billion a year. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called wildlife trafficking "a growing global crisis that is devastating precious wildlife, fueling corruption and weakening governments.
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