What's The Truth Behind The Botswana Elephants Massacre?

Thanks to our wired world, African Arguments' Stephen Corry has started a debate on what he alleges were spurious claims that 87 elephants had been killed by poachers in Botswana, a story that broke the internet in September. The claim was false, he claims, but although fake news and alternative facts are nothing new in wildlife conservation - if he's right, this infamous example leaves a bad taste in the mouth - mostly because of its source. Why would Elephants Without Borders, a supposed charitable organization dedicated to conserving wildlife, mislead the world and put the same elephants they're supposed to protect, in danger?

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