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February 08, 2020 - Independent

Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters

Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters
Elephant, Botswana File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Botswana has sold licences to shoot dead dozens of elephants for tens of thousands of pounds each, in what experts are warning could be a “major global conservation disaster”.

The country auctioned off hunts for 60 of the huge mammals for a total of 25.7m Botswanan pula – £1.8m, or more than £30,200 each. Conservationists have told the country’s leaders they risk hastening elephant extinction. And African organisations that wanted to bid at the auction and put the money towards local community projects instead of shooting animals were angry at being excluded from the bidding.

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