Botswana lifts ban on big game hunting

FILE PHOTO: A herd of elephants is seen grazing at a wild life area, after reports that conservationists have discovered 87 of them slaughtered just in the last few months, outside Kasane in the northeastern corner of Botswana, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, lifted a ban on big game hunting on Wednesday, citing growing conflict between humans and wildlife and the negative impact of the hunting suspension on people’s livelihoods. Conservationists estimate the southern African country has around 130,000 elephants, but some lawmakers say the number […]

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