Anger at the Greens over the ban plan: African president threatens Germany with an elephant gift. Botswana responds to a Green Party initiative with a poisoned gift: 20,000 elephants for Germany.

Germany is by far the largest importer of hunting trophies of internationally protected animal species in the EU. According to the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, there were 650 import processes in 2023. 26 of these were African elephants. Since many of these animals are threatened with extinction, Germany is committed to “quick-making’ decision-making.