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Botswana | Citing rising conflict with people, government may lift elephant hunting ban

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana, home to the world’s largest elephant population, may lift a ban on hunting for sport in the face of what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife, a move sure to provoke protest from animal welfare groups.


Conservationists estimate the land-locked southern African country to have around 130,000 elephants, close to a third of the continent’s population, but the government says the number is closer to 230,000, causing problems for small-scale farmers.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-wildlife-hunting/botswana-may-put-elephants-in-cross-hairs-as-it-moves-to-lift-hunting-ban-idUSKBN1K50I3

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