Botswana has by far Africa’s largest elephant population, and is one of the few countries in Africa where elephants are expanding their geographical range. The majority of Botswana’s elephants are in the North and have historically migrated to and from neighbouring Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Botswana was a founder member of the
EPI in 2014.
DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE
DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED
INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE
NEAP IN DEVELOPMENT
PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED
THE ECONOMICS OF ELEPHANT CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION IN AFRICA: BOTSWANA COUNTRY CASE STUDY
This report commissioned by the EPI Foundation presents an impartial assessment of the costs and benefits of elephants’ protection to the Botswana economy.
Botswana is without doubt a prime wildlife destination of unprecedented ecological and economic value. As Botswana looks to diversify its economy away from dependency on diamonds, wildlife watching tourism is emerging as a pillar of economic growth and employment.