The stronghold for Africa’s elephants is under threat.
The African continent is facing a poaching crisis that is rapidly decimating iconic species, including elephants.
Escalating poaching is fueled by demand for ivory and ivory products, and as many as 35,000 elephants are slaughtered each year to feed the demand.
With over 130,000 elephants living within its boundaries, Botswana is home of the world’s largest elephant population, and one of the last strongholds for African elephants as poaching continues to decimate populations.
As the poaching crisis continues unabated, Botswana’s airports and border crossings have also been identified as a major hub for wildlife traffickers to export their bloody contraband to markets.