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Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Chris Jek  / AFP/Bloomberg

Tourists view an elephant while boating on the Chobe River in Botswana Chobe National Park. Photo safaris are becoming more popular, but a return to elephant hunting might hurt the trend’s momentum. Chris Jek / AFP/Bloomberg

Skift Take: Despite lifting a ban on hunting elephants, Botswana says the animals won’t be killed in areas popular with photographers. However, the country risks harming its tourism industry and conservation efforts with the move.

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