Zimbabwe allows hunters to shoot elephants for US$70,000 a head to fund national parks

Apr 20, 2021 | INVESTING

Zimbabwe plans to sell the right to shoot as many as 500 elephants for as much as US$70,000 per animal to help fund the upkeep of its national parks.The hunting season, which takes place over the southern hemisphere winter, will resume this year after the coronavirus pandemic scuppered plans to have elephants shot by foreign tourists in 2020.Zimbabwe has the world’s second-biggest elephant population and neighbouring Botswana has the largest.Both have been criticised by environmental groups for…

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