Chase's desperate plea for Masisi's ear

Chase in the field PIC: THALEFANCG CHARLES
Chase in the field PIC: THALEFANCG CHARLES

Dr Mike Chase has been trying to reach out to President Mokgweetsi Masisi for sometime now. He said he had hand delivered the last of three letters to the Office of the President (OP) on August 21, 2018 and there was still no word from OP.

The Elephant Without Borders (EWB) director has been making attempts to report his explosive ‘discovery’ that is threatening the country’s tourism image about the dead elephants to the highest office in Botswana.  But unlike in the past administration where he had the direct contact with former president Ian Khama, Chase’s failed attempts to get the President’s audience has led him to reach out to the world media in order to get attention. It appears that Chase believed that sending his discovery to the world media would get everyone to focus on the elephant situation in Botswana.

Chase is currently leading the Botswana Elephant Census in the north of country that is sponsored by Botswana government, through the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) and EWB. In the first two weeks of the survey he said they discovered an alarming numbers of poached elephants.  “In the first 10 days we discovered 51 fresh carcasses of poached elephants,” said Chase last month.

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