23 July 2018

Elephants in the firing line as Botswana moves to lift ban on hunting

Post by Editor

Botswana is known for being inherently rich in wildlife, but unfortunately these forms of wildlife are going to be at stake when a ban on hunting may be lifted. Elephants are known as one of the most sacred animals, but they will most likely be first in the firing line due to how valuable their ivory is, as well as how common they are hunted just for sports by those who participate in trophy hunting.

Key Takeaways:

  • They are lifting the ban due to concerns about elephants eating the crops within the areas that they roam.
  • Since the ban may soon be lifted, elephants will be in immense danger due to their ivory tusks.
  • Many South African activists are pleading to keep the ban in place in order to protect the species.

“”Botswana boasts the largest elephant population in Africa because of the way the creatures have been welcomed in the wildlife-rich country as they escaped persecution and civil unrest in neighbouring Namibia and Angola.””

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/989585/Elephants-in-the-firing-line-as-Botswana-moves-to-lift-ban-on-hunting