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SURPRISING OFFER FROM AFRICA. BOTSWANA WANTS TO DONATE 20,000 ELEPHANTS TO GERMANY!

Its sad to see this shocking suggestions from Botswana president indicating they want to relocate 20,000 Elephant's to Germany because the Germany green party want to ban hunters from importing their trophies from Africa. Botswana, on the other hand, is running a storm. “After decades” of successful species protection, it suffers from an elephant plague (“overpopulation”), sees the animals as a “resource” and controlled hunting as “sustainable use”
The president asserts that such a deportation is not unusual! Botswana (now has more than 130,000 elephants, plus 6,000 per year) has already given away 8,000 from the cross-border Kavango-Zambezi protected area to Angola, Mozambique still has to pick up its contingent. “And we would like to make such an offer to the Federal Republic of Germany. We don’t take no for an answer.
Discussions on harsher import restrictions should be focused on extending the list of protected species and all animals should coexist with us as are part of our biodiversity.....It can be very stressing to this animals roaming in Berlin, away from their native areas. Just Imagine.

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  • George Kariuki

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    There's gotta be a better solution! #SustainableCoexistence is key. Controlled hunting can be part of the picture, but there needs to be a focus on habitat preservation and responsible wildlife management. Let's find ways for humans and elephants to thrive together!

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    • Munene Mugambi

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      This mass relocation disrupts elephant family structures, creates unnatural stress, and risks introducing diseases to new ecosystems. It's an ineffective solution for Botswana's elephant management. It cannot be allowed to take place, absolutely.

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      • walter lungayi

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        This raises significant concerns and prompts important discussions about wildlife conservation, ethical considerations, and the potential impacts on both ecosystems and the elephants themselves. It's indeed a matter that requires careful evaluation and thoughtful consideration.

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        • Munene Mugambi

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          @walter_lungayi Absolutely! While Botswana's elephant population is booming, relocating 20,000 animals to Germany seems extreme. We need to explore alternative solutions that prioritize the elephants' well-being and address the root causes of the population growth. Not shipping them off

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        • Princess

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          Instead of focusing on large scale transfers of wildlife, efforts should be directed towards conserving elephant habitats and addressing the root causes of human-elephant conflicts in Africa.

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          • Lucinda Ramsay

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            It's about protecting biodiversity and our planet- and the difficult issues that challenge us as we try to share the planet with all beings. . Climate and biodiversity are interlinked

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              @lucinda_ramsay You're exactly right. Protecting biodiversity is crucial for a healthy planet, and elephants play a vital role in their ecosystems. Climate change is another major factor here - it's impacting elephant habitats and food sources. Finding solutions will require creative thinking to ensure a future where we and wildlife can coexist.

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            • Jehannes Ros

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              This isn't a climate issue, so it doesn't belong on wdht

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              • Patrick Kiash

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                @jehannes_ros personally I think this review is connected with climate change and broader environmental concerns. While it primarily addresses the issue of elephant overpopulation in Botswana and the country's approach to conservation, it also indirectly touches on the broader theme of human-wildlife interactions and the impact of such interactions on ecosystems and biodiversity. The message itself alludes to the importance of international cooperation in addressing environmental challenges, as evidenced by Botswana's previous efforts to relocate elephants to neighboring countries. The proposal to offer elephants to Germany reflects the interconnectedness of global conservation issues and the need for collaborative solutions that they can come up with without stressing the elephants and people affected in those surrounding areas. Well, We Don't Have Time always emphasize Together we are the solution to the climate crisis, I hope the government of Botswana should come up with the solution that should cater and avoid the human and wildlife conflict, as both are needed for biodiversity and coexistence. And for example this types of ''BAITS'', from global south, should stop as we are all affected by effects of climate change, no matter where you are from, its only effects are different, for example, you find a country like Democratic Republic Of Congo which has a huge rain forest in Africa, sometimes claiming or warning through ministry of environment that, we will drill oil, we will not care for our rain forest, because we are not funded enough, Oil companies may offer huge amount of money, etc. Imagine the relocation and effects they will cause if their government's allow that, not only to their nation but to the whole planet, what if Brazil, can wake up and say, Do you know what? The large part of Amazon is in our country, so we will not protect it, Its just a forest, you see such actions can bring terrible impact to many that rely on it direct and indirectly. Perhaps, maybe I could post it as a ''post'' rather than ''warning review'' even if the information may not explicitly focus on climate change, it is intertwined with broader environmental concerns related to biodiversity conservation, human-wildlife interactions, and sustainable resource management, all of which are interconnected aspects of the climate change crisis and I find it very important in a broader perspective. Anyway am open to be corrected.

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                • Sarah Chabane

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                  @jehannes_ros Hi Jehannes, if you didn't know biodiversity and climate are extremely interconnected and protecting biodiversity is one of the strongest natural defences against climate change. You can read about it here for example: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/science/climate-issues/biodiversity https://www.cbd.int/climate https://www.iucn.org/resources/information-brief/climate-mitigation-and-biodiversity-conservation So your comment is not really justified.

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                  • Jehannes Ros

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                    @sarah_chabane_874 I think pure environmental issues or policy on fauna and flora have other ways. The global issues to reduce the impact of climate change is why it's called we don't have time. We should keep it focused or soon loose broad interest in the global issues.

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                    • Munene Mugambi

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                      @jehannes_ros I beg to differ. While relocating the elephants itself might not directly address climate change, there could be a connection. Botswana's decision might stem from climate-related issues impacting their elephant habitat. It's worth exploring if there's a climate angle to this situation before completely dismissing it from Wdht.

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