12 April 2018

Botswana: New elephant poaching figures!

According to the latest poaching statistics by Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), the country has lost 62 elephants in 2017/18 to illegal poaching activities compared with 42 elephants in 2016/17. There has also been an increase in trafficking of elephant tusks - based on numbers of tusks recovered, 109 tusks have been trafficked in 2017/2018 (as of end of February) compared with 48 in 2016/2017. Elephants are mostly poached in the Linyanti and Shaile areas along Botswana's border with Namibia.

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