356 Elephants Died Suddenly. The Cause Is a Mystery.
Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern.
Poachers Kill More Rhinos as Coronavirus Halts Tourism to Africa
Threatened and endangered animals may become additional casualties of the pandemic.
Botswana Election Won by President, Despite Rift with Predecessor
President Mokgweetsi Masisi will serve another term after taking controversial steps to lift a ban on elephant hunting and usher in the decriminalization of homosexuality.
Poachers Are Invading Botswana, Last Refuge of African Elephants
New data leave little doubt that the illegal ivory trade has reached the country, scientists say.
500 Vultures Killed in Botswana by Poachers’ Poison, Government Says
As scavengers, vultures can help rangers locate poachers by their presence in the air over freshly killed animals, such as elephants.
A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa
Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.
Botswana’s High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex
Activists hailed the ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era as a significant step for rights on the African continent.
Botswana Ends Ban on Elephant Hunting
Botswana has the world’s largest population of African elephants, and the decision to lift a five-year prohibition on hunting drew an international backlash.
Graff Finishes Cutting the World’s Second-Largest Diamond
Sixty-seven stones, including the 302.37-carat Graff Lesedi La Rona, came from the rough diamond found in Botswana.
How Much Do You Know About Botswana?
Can you find Botswana on a map? What else do you know about this Southern African nation with 2.3 million people.
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