Blood Money - The Politics of Safari Hunting

In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept by the hunter for display to show the hunter’s prowess and skill. In Africa, the largest and most controversial prey for hunters is elephants. In Botswana, safari hunters now pay up to $60,000 to kill a large elephant. Is this blood money or a poor country utilising its natural resources? Safari workers, farmers, tourism operators, governments, conservationists and tourists have competing views and interests. Local people support the return of safari hunting, while in America and Europe passionate opponents threaten boycotts if hunting continues. We will look at the different viewpoints and consider this question from all sides.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F & Online simultaneously)

SUGGESTED READING

  • Meilan Solly, Five Things to Know About Botswana’s Decision to Lift Ban on Hunting Elephants, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. Available on the Institute’s website, www.smithsonian.com>/a>

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Description of Botswana’s ban on safari hunting in 2014 and lifting of the ban in 2019
  • Comparison of regulation of hunting in Botswana and other African countries
  • Description of issues relevant to discussion of banning safari hunting
  • Analysis of the competing views and interests of different parties in this debate and arguments for and against safari hunting
$24 Limited

<p>In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept

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06 Jun
$24 Limited

<p>In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept

...
06 Jun

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