ELEPHANT REFUGEES – Review by Rachel West

In 2014, when Botswana banned the poaching of elephants it created a refugee crisis of elephantine proportions for the country and the species. Among the elephant population, “news” of the country becoming a new safe haven for the mammals spread among herds, prompting a mass migration into Botswana from neighbouring countries. While the ban is a boon for animal welfare activists and conservationists, the migration of the elephants has put a strain on Botswana and the people who have taken it upon themselves to provide for the giant creatures.

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