Botswana is investigating the mysterious death of 56 elephants in the last two months. The country's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism says 12 elephants were found dead last week in villages in the Okavango Delta panhandle. In March, 44 animals died. Authorities have ruled out poaching, as all carcasses were found intact.
Botswana Daily News, 17 May 2020
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) is yet to establish the cause of the recent elephant deaths in the Okavango region. Read more »
allAfrica, 14 February 2020
Unethical hunting has exposed a community to dangerous, aggressive elephants rather than solving Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 30 June 2019
The Botswana government recently reintroduced trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium. It did so on the pretext that Botswana has "too many elephants". Read more »
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 »