Conservation for celebrities

In the past few months the intentions of the Botswana Government to reintroduce hunting have met with a barrage of ferocious criticism from a wide spectrum of campaigners and, predictably in turn, a heated response from the pro-hunting lobby.

The most prominent and vituperative commentary emanates from the ranks of showbiz celebrities, a surprising source of ecological expertise.

As a professional conservationist, the most disappointing characteristic of this debate is the paucity of facts presented by proponents of either argument and an unwillingness to consider any that are put forward by the opposition.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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