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*Botswana successfully lobbies CITES to keep trophy hunting in place

MINISTER: Phildah Kereng

Botswana has successfully lobbied the Convention on Endangered Species of Fauna and Wildlife (CITES) not to ban trophy hunting in the country.

Alongside other countries in the SADC region with the support of the European Union, Botswana voted against the ban, which would have been introduced if member states had voted for moving elephants from appendix II to appendix I of CITES regulations because animals listed under Appendix I are classified as most endangered and cannot be hunted in order to safeguard the species from extinction.

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