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Coronavirus: Poaching fears spread at Wildlife Dept.

Calistus Bosaletswe

A leaked document in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism shows that some officers are deeply concerned about possible escalation in poaching if Botswana Defence Force (BDF) troops deployed in anti-poaching are withdrawn from national parks in the Okavango Delta and transferred to support Covid-19 restrictions.

Mokaila’s ties with South African hunter queried

Kemoreilwe Jimson
Calistus Bosaletswe

A storm has erupted over the government’s decision to hand Johan Calitz, a South African wildlife trophy hunter and associate of Botswana’s former environment and wildlife minister Kitso Mokaila, the exclusive right to hunt in a wildlife-rich area of northern Botswana.