Botswana Reinstates Hunting On A Strictly Controlled Basis

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    Botswana reinstates hunting on a strictly controlled basis in designated Concession Hunting Areas (CHAs) and on demarcated game ranches which serve as buffers between communal and wildlife areas, said Acting Permanent Secretary Felix Monggae of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism.

    Species currently reflected in Schedule 7 of the CHAPTER 38:01 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND NATIONAL PARKS Act of 1992 (see attache PDF document) will be considered for hunting. The annual quota for elephant will not exceed 400. Community Based Organizations are given priority in the allocation of quotas and an adequate number of non-transferable hunting licenses and species permits is to be allocated to Botswana citizens. The guiding principles of the Botswana government were: the need to conserve the natural resources of the country; the need to facilitate human-wildlife coexistence; and scientific management of elephants and other wildlife in of Botswana (Mmegi, BOPA, Botswana Government).
     

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