"Botswana, Home To Nearly 1/3 Of Africa's Elephants, Lifts Hunting Ban"

"Botswana, a country home to nearly one-third of the entire African elephant population, has reportedly lifted its ban on hunting.  

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism said in an emailed statement on Wednesday that the country would ensure that the “reinstatement of hunting is done in an orderly and ethical manner,” according to Bloomberg News.

The move comes just months after reports surfaced that the government was considering an end to its suspension on big-game hunting. Lawmakers have argued that the elephants have been creating problems for farmers, Reuters reported in February. "

Justin Wise reports for The Hill May 22, 2019.

Source: The Hill, 05/23/2019