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February 06, 2020 - Phys.org

BOTSWANA: To start auctions of elephant hunting licences

BOTSWANA: To start auctions of elephant hunting licences
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Botswana on Friday will hold its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since controversially scrapping a hunting ban last year, a wildlife official said.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi's government in May revoked a moratorium, just a year after he succeeded Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, who introduced a blanket ban in 2014 to reverse a decline in the population of wild animals.

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