The Botswana Government has poured cold water on the belief that it has banned the hunting of wildlife after this has been reported in the press last week.

Mable Bolele from the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, has denied a ban has occurred. “Instead, what is being done is to encourage photographic tourism and gradually limit, but not ban, wildlife hunting.  It must be known that species with declining numbers will be considered for limited hunting, while those with increasing numbers like elephant, will continue to be hunted within CITES framework.”