Angola offers solution to Botswana's elephant woes, but...

Elephants PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Elephants PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

President Mokgweetsi Masisi, currently in the US most likely fending off battalions of animal rights lobbyists, has issued a global invitation to any country willing to adopt some of Botswana’s elephants.

Botswana’s elephant population of about 130,000 and above has not only impacted negatively on biodiversity, but also led to higher human animal conflict. This has taken the form of more frequent damage to crops and infrastructure, as well as more injuries and loss of human life.

Last week Masisi lifted the five-year suspension on elephant hunting, basing the decision on an extensive national consultation and engagement with Africa’s biggest elephant states, who also happen to be Botswana’s neighbours.

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