The documentary film Voices from the frontline: Communities and livelihoods in Botswana premiered on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Gaborone.
The film highlights difficulties facing rural Botswana in dealing with the rising incidence of human-wildlife conflict following a moratorium on hunting in the country in 2014. It features an introduction and other thoughts from His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who recently announced the intention of reopening sustainable use of wildlife as an important tool in conservation and for the benefit of rural communities in Botswana.
Dr. Chris Comer, Director of Conservation for SCI Foundation, attended the premiere on behalf of SCI and SCIF.
Safari Club International and SCI Foundation fully support the rights of African nations and their people as the best managers of African wildlife and stands ready to assist the Republic of Botswana as it goes through this important process.