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00:15  19 november  2019
00:15  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A wide selection of hunting trips to Botswana only on BookYourHunt.com. For many years, Botswana was known as one of the top dangerous-game hunting countries in southern Africa In 2013, the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, and Tourism issued a ban on hunting in all government

After five years, hunting will now be allowed in Botswana , home to about a third of Africa’s savanna elephants. After a five-year suspension, the government of Botswana has decided once again to allow sport hunters to kill elephants, according to a statement issued on May 22 by the Ministry of

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.

a herd of elephants standing next to a baby elephant: Botswana has fended off criticism of lifting a hunting ban, saying it would not threaten the elephant population© MONIRUL BHUIYAN Botswana has fended off criticism of lifting a hunting ban, saying it would not threaten the elephant population

President Mokgweetsi Masisi's government in May removed the moratorium, just a year after he suceeded Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, who had introduced a blanket hunting ban in 2014 to reverse a decline in the population of wild animals.

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Botswana and Zambia ban trophy hunting . Shocking declines in wildlife populations in northern Botswana 0ver the last 15-20 years has encouraged Many professional hunters may have to seek alternative employment and then have to turn to poaching. Botswana will continue issuing “special

A hunting license is a regulatory or legal mechanism to control hunting . Hunting may be regulated informally by unwritten law, self-restraint, a moral code, or by governmental laws.

The removal of the ban was praised by local communities but derided by conservationists and ignited political friction between the Khama and Masisi.

Botswana fended off criticism of its decision, saying the move would not threaten the elephant population.

"Quotas will be issued by December 2019 to allow for marketing ahead of the 2020 hunting season," Masisi said in his first state of the nation address since he was elected into office following last month's polls.

"It is expected that hunting will contribute significantly to reducing the human-wildlife conflict by creating viable and balanced populations," he said.

Masisi said his government is developing guidelines "to provide direction on hunting," he added.

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Trophy hunting facts: In eight key African countries, trophy hunters contribute at most 0.03 Trophy hunting is also plagued by the issue of “canned hunting ” through commercial operations that Tell Botswana 's government not to lift the ban on trophy hunting and to instead focus efforts on true

CAPE TOWN — Elephant hunting will resume in Botswana after a five-year prohibition, the Mr. Khama’s brother, Tshekedi, was removed as Botswana ’s environment minister in December after “ Botswana is the last refuge for these elephants, and suddenly that refuge is going to start hunting

The commercial hunting season opens in April.

In an interview with AFP in October, Masisi defended his decision to remove the ban on hunting saying Botswana has a capacity to carry "50,000 (elephants) and we have in excess of 130,000".

In an interview with AFP last month, Khama called Masisi's decision to lift the ban as "short-sighted".

"He thought he would be popular," said Khama.

"When you have a resource, even if it's diamonds, the more you have the better and that's the approach we took with wildlife, that here is a resource that we have, so let us grow the resource, make it viable," added Khama.

Khama said tourist numbers had declined 15 percent since the ban was lifted.

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