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BOTSWANA

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.

PROGRESS

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.

Watch His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi, pledge support of the EPI during the EPI’s Consultative Group meeting at the London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, October 2018.

Country Area: 600,370 km²

Elephant Range Area: 228,073 km² (38%)

Protected Range: 16%

Estimated Elephant Population: 131,626 +/- 12,508

CITES Appendix: II

Country Area: 600,370 km²

Elephant Range Area: 228,073 km² (38%)

Protected Range: 16%

Estimated Elephant Population: 131,626 +/- 12,508

CITES Appendix: II

EPI LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The Former President of Botswana, Dr Ian Khama, serves on the EPI Foundation Leadership Council. Click to learn more on who else sits on the Council.