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    Botswana Elephants


    Feb 23, 2019
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    Yorbing Staff Saturday February 23, 2019

    Is newly minted Botswana president Mokgwetsi Masisi lacking modern news coverage?

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    The East African Feb 22, 2019

    • Botswana has previously had a zero-tolerance approach to poaching, with a “shoot-to-kill” policy against poachers.
    • The number of African elephants has fallen by around 111,000 to 415,000 in the past decade.
    • The killing continues at a dizzying pace of about 30,000 elephants a year to meet demand for ivory in Asia.
    • A cabinet committee has presented its recommendations to lift the ban to President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
    • Botswana imposed the ban in January 2014 with the government then arguing it was a necessary measure to protect wildlife population.
    • Botswana has the world’s largest elephant population with over 130,000 of the pachyderms, according to the Great Elephant Census.

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