Botswana’s president threatens to send 20,000 elephants to Germany amid a disagreement over hunting trophies.

He argues that the proposed restrictions on importing hunting trophies would hurt Botswana’s economy and conservation efforts.

The country, home to a large elephant population, sees hunting as necessary for managing elephant numbers and reducing conflicts with humans.

While Botswana previously banned trophy hunting, it lifted restrictions in 2019 to generate income for local communities.

Germany, a major importer of African elephant trophies, faces pressure to reconsider its stance on trophy imports amid global concerns over wildlife conservation.

The BBC reported on Botswana’s response to the trophy import issue, highlighting the complex dynamics between conservation, economics, and international relations.

Credit : BBC

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