Abusive control of wild animal populations


In 1995, the South African National Parks Board announced a policy of scientifically culling its elephant herds to keep numbers down and prevent damage to the environment. The breeding herds would mainly be culled in those areas where the greatest damage had been done to trees. Park officials said thousands of baobab trees had died in the Kruger Park since 1985 as a result of drought and elephant damage.

Broader Problems:
Misuse of wild animals
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST