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Zims charged with unlawful possession of tusk

2009-08-19 - Francistown, Botswana. NDINGILILO GAOSWEDIWE and THATO MARAPO

Two unemployed Zimbabweans yesterday appeared before the Magistrates Court here on a single count of unlawful possession of an elephant tusk. Two accused persons, Fortunate Mwanza (29) and Prince Sakurita (26) seemed befuddled by the proceedings, agreeing with everything put to them by both the prosecutor and the magistrate. At one stage, Principal Magistrate Peggy Madandume had to intervene to clarify certain phrases before the accused made their pleas. Prosecutor Osefile Mmitseng of the Diamon...


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Botswana: Elephant Attack Victim Missing Body Parts, the bull Shaka is killed.

2008-04-22 - Francistown, Botswana. Francinah Baaitse

Last Tuesday, we reported the tragic deaths of two Sri Lankan handlers, Chandana Alahakoon and Piyal Pedige, killed in the line of duty by either one or all the four elephants they took care of at Mokolodi Nature Reserve. This week, it was reported that one male elephant, Shaka, had been killed. A press release from the Serendib elephant project and Mokolodi Nature Reserve stated that they killed Shaka at the instruction of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and that there is no hope ...


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Botswana: Problem Elephants

2007-12-11 - Francistown, Botswana.

Many government officials believe there are too many elephants in Botswana and they would like to be able to make a bit of cash from regular sales of ivory and other cull by-products. It stands to reason then that they wouldn't be too upset if the proposed sugar plantation in Kasane were to create a need to shoot 'problem' elephants that tried to break through the fence to feast on the sweet plants.


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Botswana: Sugar Cane Versus Forest Reserve And Tourism

2007-12-11 - Francistown, Botswana. Martha Makwates

Our government wisely wishes to diversify the economy. A carrot is dangled by underscoring job opportunities - more than 3000 jobs at a minimum wage of P600 per month - by cultivating 10,000 hectares of sugar cane and harnessing the water of the Zambesi River. But count the cost -10,000 hectares of Kasane forest reserve replaced by sugar cane! In a country with a land surface consisting largely of Kalahari Desert, every tree is precious.


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Elephants cause havoc in Botswana

2007-02-22 - FRANCISTOWN, Botswana. BOPA

Elephants are reported to be causing havoc in the northern part of Botswana, by destroying field crops and farm properties. Farmers are therefore calling upon government to act swiftly and protect their field crops and properties from the destructive elephants. The issue has caused heated debate in many of the kgotla meetings addressed by MPs and ministers in the northern parts of the country.


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Old man gets P2 000 fine for elephant tusk possession

2007-02-13 - FRANCISTOWN, Botswana. BOPA

Francistown Magistrate Court has fined 76-year-old Mbako Mongwa P2000 or three months imprisonment in default of payment for the unlawful possession of an elephant tusk. Mongwa who pleaded guilty was found in possession of an elephant tusk weighing 6.1 kg and valued at P2 300 on March 17, 2006 at his house in Area S in Francistown.


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Botswana: Update On New Developments in Tourism

2006-11-21 - Francistown, Botswana. Moses Maruping, allafrica.com

The Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, is currently grading accommodation facilities such as hotels and lodges according to acceptable world standards. Commenting on the problem that Botswana is currently faced with due to the high number of elephants and ivory stockpile, Mokaila said that at the WTM, he met with the Head of CITES policy team for UK, Trevor Salmon and compared notes and shared experiences on how to lobby other countries to note that the revenue generated through the ...


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Francistown2009-08-19 - Francistown, Botswana - Zims charged with unlawful possession of tusk 2008-04-22 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Elephant Attack Victim Missing Body Parts, the bull Shaka is killed. 2007-12-11 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Problem Elephants 2007-12-11 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Sugar Cane Versus Forest Reserve And Tourism 2007-02-22 - FRANCISTOWN, Botswana - Elephants cause havoc in Botswana 2007-02-13 - FRANCISTOWN, Botswana - Old man gets P2 000 fine for elephant tusk possession 2006-11-21 - Francistown, Botswana - Botswana: Update On New Developments in Tourism

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