Botswana has a reputation for being one of Africa’s last great sanctuaries for elephants, while ivory poachers have been on a killing spree across the continent.
But now there’s evidence of “a significant elephant-poaching problem” in Botswana, according to the scientist who carried out an aerial wildlife survey.
It’s sparked a bitter political row between the president and his predecessor, ignited a national debate over whether there are too many elephants, and questioned if hunting should be re-introduced. The BBC’s Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead investigates
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