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Botswana is considering olifantenjacht to allow

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GABORONE – Botswana, the country with the world’s largest olifantenpopulatie, considering the ban on the yacht on elephants to lift. The government of the country in southern Africa, says that the harvest of small farmers is threatened by the thousands of elephants that live in the wild.

According to the estimates of conservation organizations live to 130,000 elephants in the country. That is a third of all the elephants in Africa. According to the government, in Botswana, the number is rather in the neighborhood of 230,000.

,,Communities are very hostile and negative against wild animals,” said Konstantinos Markus, a member of parliament from Botswana. According to Mark large parts of the maisoogst lost by wild animals, in the north to 72 percent.

The parliament of Botswana took last month of a motion on the ban to revise and reconsider. That came under former president Ian Khama in 2014, after studies showed that the olifantenpopulatie in the north of the country declined.

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