A spokesperson said today, Saturday, that the wildlife authorities in Namibia had killed ten elephants during the past month after entering agricultural areas and destroying crops during the harvest.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Tourism, Romeo Moyunda, added that the authorities had shot elephants in the north of the country after endangering human life and considered it dangerous.
He added that the decision was necessary to protect the farmers and their crops, and that the elephants were introduced after killing them to the farmers whose crops were damaged as compensation.
1.Namibia: The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism of confirmed that 10 problem elephants had to be killed in the last month as a result of human-wildlife conflict. The meat was supplied to the communities as they had already lost their crops. https://t.co/xGa1jlEIzi pic.twitter.com/FcFrMwki7Z
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Namibia received international support for a campaign to preserve elephants, which resulted in the increase in the number of elephants last year to 24,000 elephants from 7,500 elephants in 1995.