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?
African Arguments, 2 October 2018
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The carcasses of 87 elephants have been found near a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, in what conservation group Elephants Without Borders have called "the largest scale of elephant ... Read more »