Botswana was recognized around the world as a leader for elephant conservation until Anti-Poaching Units were removed from their borders. Because of this, an elephant massacre occurred in Botswana on September 3rd, 2018.
During this massacre, 87 elephants were killed, most of them "Great Tuskers" - older elephants with larger tusks, which are prized by poachers. Only 50 Great Tuskers remain in the wild.
Had Anti-Poaching Units not been removed, this massacre would never have occurred, or would have been tolerated well.