Southern Africa: Botswana to Host Elephant Summit

Botswana has the largest elephant population in Africa.
30 April 2019

Heads of State of countries that make up the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, including Zimbabwe, are this week expected to meet in Kasane, Botswana, for an elephant summit.

Kasane is situated at the far north-eastern corner of Botswana close to Africa's "Four Corners", where four of the KAZA TFCA countries Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe link.

The meeting, which will run from May 3 to 7 is the first of its kind and is important because the issue of wildlife has produced intense debate, with most NGOs and Western media criticising the region in general and Botswana in particular over alleged wanton killing of animals.

In a statement, the Botswana government said it was expecting the summit to generate a better understanding of elephant management and associated challenges.

More From: The Herald

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.