Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana has cancelled the licences of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant. Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp had voluntarily surrendered their hunting licences, a government statement said. Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting in May, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals. However the elephant, which was shot last […]

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Botswana to Start Issuing Trophy Hunting Licenses in December

Botswana to Start Issuing Trophy Hunting Licenses in December

GABORONE – Botswana’s president announced on Monday the government will by December start issuing trophy hunting licences after it controversially scrapped a five-year ban on the practice, and angered international conservationists. President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government in May removed the moratorium, just a year after he succeeded Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, who had introduced a […]

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