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What’s killing Botswana’s elephants? Here are the top theories.
National Geographic news - 7/14/2020 1:28:00 PM
We expect additional results from one other lab in South Africa later this week,” Cyril Taolo, acting director of Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks tells National Geographic. “Results from Canada and the U.

Expert warns mystery elephant killer could leave Botswana herd "decimated"
CBS News - 7/10/2020 1:29:00 PM
Something has killed more than 350 elephants in the country's Okavango Delta, and officials hope to have some answers in the coming week.

Botswana central bank seeks law to preserve shrinking sovereign wealth fund
Nasdaq - 7/14/2020 6:53:00 PM
The Bank of Botswana will seek legislation to limit access to its sovereign wealth fund, a central bank official said on Tuesday, as it seeks to stem a steady fall in the fund's reserves often tapped to meet budget deficits.

Botswana expects smaller economic contraction in 2020 than previous forecast
Reuters - 7/14/2020 9:47:00 AM
Botswana expects its economy to shrink by 8.9% in 2020, less severe than its previous forecast for a 13.3% contraction, boosted by better than expected mining output and a shorter lockdown, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Botswana finds more dead elephants, says test results due this week
Reuters on MSN.com - 7/9/2020 4:01:05 PM
Botswana wildlife officials investigating hundreds of unexplained elephant deaths have verified six more carcasses and say it is still not clear what is killing the animals, around two months after the first bodies were spotted.

Botswana expects economy to shrink less in 2020 than previously forecast
Nasdaq - 7/14/2020 12:20:00 PM
Botswana expects its economy to shrink by 8.9% in 2020, less than its previous forecast for a 13.3% contraction, boosted by better-than-expected mining output and a shorter lockdown, the central bank said on Tuesday. Adds background GADROON, July 14 ...

Hundreds of dead elephants have been found in Botswana, and officials say a novel disease could be to blame
Business Insider - 7/11/2020 2:46:00 PM
At least 350 elephant carcasses have been found in Botswana over the past two months, conservationists recently told Business Insider.

Botswana gets first test results on elephant deaths
Reuters - 7/10/2020 10:51:00 AM
Botswana said on Friday it had received test results from samples sent to Zimbabwe to determine the cause of death of hundreds of elephants but is waiting for more results from South Africa next week before sharing findings with the public.

Elephant Deaths May be Due to ‘Novel Disease,’ Botswana Says
Bloomberg on MSN.com - 7/10/2020 9:49:04 AM
Results from samples taken from carcasses in north west Botswana are back from laboratories they were sent to in Zimbabwe and will be matched with results coming from South African laboratories and an announcement made next week,

Botswana gets test back on elephant deaths
DPA on MSN.com - 7/9/2020 8:40:24 PM
Botswana has received its first test results in its quest to determine how hundreds of elephants died but is waiting before it shares its findings publicly.