A couple of days ago, Botswana's President made it public news that, starting next year, hunting licenses will no longer be issued in this country.
Apparently, it is his belief that such licenses contribute to the fact that ever more animals are being killed by poachers in Africa, and that local biodiversity can only be saved if all hunting activities are kept on a tighter leash.
The areas President Ian Khama wants to protect first and foremost are the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
As Global Animal explains, these parts of the country are presently listed as hunting hotspots, which is why keeping them safe is bound to yield major benefits in terms of protecting national biodiversity.
It is to be expected that this new ban on issuing hunting licenses will both up the efficiency of ongoing conservation projects, and help protect iconic species such as elephants and rhinos.