Botswana is a rare refuge for elephants


“We’re going through that again, in a lot of ways,” George Wittemyer, an American expert who has studied elephants in Kenya, said in reference to the poaching surge decades ago. Wittemyer, an assistant professor at Colorado State University’s department of fish, wildlife, and conservation biology, said Kenya had made progress in combating poachers, but acknowledged: “We’re definitely not anywhere near out of the woods yet.”