||<p>International trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe is permitted under the Convention
on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) if certain conditions are met.
The UK does not have the power to intervene in the way in which another Party implements
the Convention.</p><p>On 30 April, I spoke to Priscah Mupfumira, Zimbabwe Minister
of Environment, Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, raising our concerns pertaining
to elephants captured from the wild in Zimbabwe. Our Embassies in Beijing and Abu
Dhabi are aware of the issue and regularly raise conservation issues with the respective