Botswana is the leading country in Africa for elephants with over 123,000 individuals but with rising elephant poaching taking place across the continent it was easy for poachers to export tusks from the country using fake trophy licences. now that hunting is to be banned in the country there will be no legal export option that can be exploited by the smugglers.

Good news from Botswana! To help preserve wildlife they stopped issuing hunting licenses and boosted anti-poaching efforts.

http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2012/botswana-to-ban-hunting-from-next-year/

(via askthegreenfairy)