The Namibian government has sold 57 elephants.
According to government officials, the elephants were sold at an open price.
Romeo Muyunda, a spokesman for Namibia’s environment ministry, said 170 elephants had been put up for sale, but only 57 had been sold.
According to him, the Namibian government had invited bids for the sale of the elephants in December last year.
“Of the elephants kept for sale, 15 have been sold within Namibia and another 42 will be exported,” Muyunda said.
Spokesperson Muyunda informed that the work of capturing the sold elephants will start from this month and only after that it will be handed over to the concerned buyers.
As the number of elephants has increased, the conflict between elephants and humans has escalated, officials say.
There were voices calling for the control of elephants due to their negative impact on human life and human damage.