Hunters are set to face a total ban on bringing trophy kills back to Britain, it was confirmed last night.
Ministers will this week announce the move as figures show more than 300 carcasses of endangered species have been shipped to the UK since 2019.
But they face warnings from campaigners and celebrities that the policy must not allow hunters to 'carry on with business as usual'.
It comes two years after the Tories pledged to ban imports of trophy kills. Writing in today's Daily Mail, Lord Ashcroft, who has long rallied to end the abuse of wildlife, said: 'With environmental matters of all kinds now sitting at the top of the Government's agenda, the time has come for it to address