The government would ensure that "reinstatement of hunting is done in an orderly and ethical manner" and in accordance with the law and regulations, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has said. The ban was introduced in 2014 by former president Ian Khama but lawmakers have been lobbying to overturn the ban, saying numbers have become unmanageably large in some areas increasing conflict between farmers and the animals, which at times destroy crops and kill villagers.
Elephants Reduced to a Political Football As Botswana Brings Back Hunting
The Conversation Africa, 23 May 2019
Botswana has reinstated trophy hunting after a 5-year moratorium on the practice. Read more »
Botswana, Country With Most Elephants, Lifts Ban On Hunting
Daily Maverick, 22 May 2019
Botswana, which has the world's biggest population of elephants, lifted its suspension on hunting, a move that is likely to spark further debate on a politically charged issue in… Read more »
Botswana in Hunting Ban Dilemma
East African, 13 March 2019
Botswana's move towards lifting a four year-old hunting ban sparked a global outcry, with particularly the West, expressing serious misgivings. Some tourists from Western countries… Read more »
Hunting Ban to Be Lifted
The Patriot, 27 February 2019
The long awaited hunting ban social dialogue report by the Cabinet Sub Committee on the hunting ban instigated by President Mokgweetsi Masisi late last year has been finally… Read more »
Hunting Elephans and Other Big Game May Be Legalized
Deutsche Welle, 22 February 2019
Botswana is mulling lifting a ban on big game hunting following recommendations from a government committee. The committee said lifting the ban on hunting animals, such as… Read more »
The elephant summit scheduled for May 7 will assist authorities to refine the decision on the hunting ban, the government has said. Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, which also ... Read more »
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