Article By: Keba Rasekhutla
Over 45000 incidents of human-wildlife conflict have been recorded nationwide since 2018.
This was revealed by Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, who said the growing conflict between humans and wildlife has resulted in over 60 deaths and 50 major injuries.
Kereng made this revelation during the official opening of the National Human - Wildlife Conflict Pitso in Gaborone recently.
The Minister further noted that the government has paid out over P124 million in compensation to affected farmers.
Kereng further highlighted the urgent need to tackle the challenge, emphasizing that the increasing number of elephants in Botswana is a significant contributor to wildlife-related damage to crops and property.