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“He was delicious”: Trophy hunters defend killing iconic animals

Watch the CBSN Originals documentary, “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation?” in the video player above. The full hour special premieres on CBSN Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. El Dorado, Texas — One windy morning in late January, Kobe Howell pointed out the wildebeest in …

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Trophy hunting: Killing animals to save the species? – CBSN Originals

Watch the CBSN Originals documentary, “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation?” in the video player above. The full hour special premieres on CBSN Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. El Dorado, Texas — One windy morning in late January, Kobe Howell pointed out the wildebeest in …

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Elephant Hunting Has Returned to Botswana. But There Is a Way to Stop It.

Jun 6, 2019 Botswana, the flat, sparsely populated, land-bound country in southern Africa—sustained by diamond mining, cattle raising, and high-end tourism—is an unlikely candidate for an international public relations debacle. It is Africa’s oldest continuous democracy, with smooth transfers of power since gaining independence from Britain in 1966. It’s one …

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Zambia serves up an unforgettable adventure

THE sleepy lion, almost completely hidden in a bush, lazily opens one eye and gazes up inquisitively as if to say: “Are you taking the p?” Luckily we’re not! “Are you taking the ps?” – a close encounter with a lion 40 winks: Mal gets up close and personal with …

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Cinnamon Hotels showcases SL’s wildlife as sustainble tourism project | FNB News

Considered to be among the top 10 greatest natural animal spectacles in the world, the Elephant Gathering is the largest wild gathering of the Asian elephant, occurring annually within the safety of the protected Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon Elephant …

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Five Things to Know About Botswana’s Decision to Lift Ban on Hunting Elephants

Botswana, home to the world’s largest African elephant population, has lifted its five-year suspension of elephant hunting, attracting the ire of conservationists while placating those who argue that the land giants, known to kill livestock and destroy crops, are wreaking havoc on locals’ livelihoods. In a statement detailing the reversal, …

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Will lifting of hunting ban be a self-inflicted wound for Botswana?

Much to the dismay of conservationists and celebrities around the world, Botswana last month decided to lift its ban on elephant hunting. This means that after a five-year prohibition, elephant hunting will be able to resume in the southern African nation. Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres responded to …

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Botswana Lifts Ban on Hunting, Could Issue 400 Licenses

Citing increased human-wildlife conflicts and deaths after a five-year ban on elephant hunting, the African country of Botswana is now reinstating the practice. Home to the largest population of elephants in Africa, Botswana says their herds have been exploding in size, growing from 50,000 in 1991 to more than 130,000 …

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Has Craft Gin Gone Too Far? Here’s One Made From Foraged Elephant Poop

One morning about six months ago, Les Ansley was woken up by an “elbow to the back” from his wife, Paula. “Do you think we can make gin from elephant dung?” she whispered urgently. The question didn’t come entirely out of the blue. The couple had just returned from a …

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Africa’s elephants too lucrative an asset for some nations to protect

Cash-strapped nations in southern Africa want to end a ban on selling ivory and lift restrictions on elephant hunting, a decision that has not gone down well with environmentalists. Global environmental forum the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will soon meet in …

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