GABORONE, May 4 (Xinhua) — Officials and experts from southern Africa gathered to address the escalating challenge of protecting the region’s elephant population.
Southern Africa is home to 250,000 elephants with the majority in the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA).
It is estimated that 60 percent of elephants exist outside the protected areas in the KAZA-TFCA, according to officials.
Heads of state in the region will gather for a summit on May 7 themed Towards A Common Vision for the Management of Our Elephants.
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