Jumanda Gakelebone in South Africa to discuss hunting ban

News 28.02.2015

In Botswana, the indigenous San people have been accused of ‘poaching’ when they hunt for food on their ancestral lands in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. President Khama imposed a nation-wide hunting ban in 2014, winning praise from international conservation organizations.

“Hunting is a source of food for the San people, and their welfare is very much connected to hunting and gathering. By stopping the hunting, they are interrupting our culture,” commented Bushmen spokesperson Jumanda Gakelebone at a symposium in South Africa.

Read more about Survival International‘s campaign on the clash between conservation issues and tribal peoples’ rights here.

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