After elephant killings, Botswana mulls lifting hunting ban

Ninety elephants have been poached in Botswana in what is being considered one of Africa's grimmest mass poaching sprees. The majority of the creatures poached for their valuable ivory were large bull elephants who carry heavy tusks, according to a statement by Elephants Without Borders on Tuesday. The group had been conducting an aerial survey of the animals over several weeks in tandem with Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks when it made the discovery.[...]

After elephant killings, Botswana mulls lifting hunting ban

Botswana launched a review Wednesday of a 2014 hunting ban imposed to reverse a decline in elephants and other wildlife.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Thirteen adult elephants to be collared in Mikumi and Selous Tanzania

Thirteen adult elephants are expected to be fitted with satellite collars in Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania during the first two weeks of September. The completion ...

Fri 7 Sep 18 from Phys.org

87 Elephants Slaughtered in One of the Largest Poaching Incidents in Africa

One of the largest elephant slaughters in Africa just took place, new aerial footage reveals.

Wed 5 Sep 18 from Livescience

Tracking elephant movements reveals transboundary wildlife corridors

Data from satellite tracking tags deployed on elephants in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and along the border of Angola and Zimbabwe have revealed that the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation ...

Mon 10 Sep 18 from Mongabay.com

Mass poaching in Botswana leaves behind 90 tuskless elephants

Ninety elephants have been poached in Botswana in what is being considered one of Africa's grimmest mass poaching sprees. The majority of the creatures poached for their valuable ivory were ...

Wed 5 Sep 18 from Inhabitat

87 elephants found dead in Botswana, one of last safe havens for the species

Poachers have killed at least 87 elephants in recent months in Botswana, according to the conservation nonprofit Elephants Without Borders, which has been conducting an aerial survey of the ...

Wed 5 Sep 18 from Mongabay.com

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