As an Email Extra subscriber, you already know about the panic caused by an email claiming that hunting in Botswana has been banned starting in 2013. As I explained in the Email Extra Bulletin
I sent you on Friday, April 20th that news was not exactly correct.
As this isn't the first time we've received such news over the past four years, I immediately called Debbie Peake with the Botswana Wildlife Management Association to find out what is going on.
Peake confirmed that the Botswana government is restricting hunting further in 2013, as we previously reported they would. Next year, numerous concession periods come to an end, and, as we told you in January 2010 (see Article ID 2376
), they will become photographic/eco-tourism concessions. You'll recall that in 2010 six concessions in the Chobe and Okavango regions had been tendered for non-consumptive use, and a number of operators were left with hunting leases that would expire over the following three years.....