This policy based around hunting ban and self-interested stress on eco-tourism is damaging not supporting long-term conservation. KS

Southern African Tourism Update


Minister of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism for Botswana emphasis the country’s commitment to its anti-poaching policies and hunting ban.
Botswana’s Minister of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, has emphasised the country’s commitment to its anti-poaching policies and hunting ban.
“I am not going to be apologetic on the country’s anti-poaching policy,” Khama said.

Minister Khama said Botswana’s hunting ban has already proven to aid the conservation of endangered species, three years on after it was introduced. He was speaking after the recent Race for Rhinos in Sowa.
He further said Botswana is committed to creating a safe haven for animals for the benefit of future generations. He revealed that government is funding the acquisition of additional anti-poaching air fleet with three additional helicopters to be bought. 
Minister Khama has also said events like Race for Rhinos help in disseminating information to communities in pristine wildlife areas on keeping animals safe.