Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

  • In this 2013 file photo elephants drink water in the Chobe National Park in Botswana. (AP Photo/Charmaine Noronha, File)

JOHANNESBURG — Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism.