Botswana is a quickly modernizing country. Its economy is centered on beef exports, tourism, and diamonds. These pillars are sometimes in conflict. Ranchers get annoyed with animals like wild dogs, who can kill a herd of cattle given the chance, and will shoot the dogs on sight. That’s why they are endangered. Farmers think elephants are pests, because they can devour an entire crop in minutes. Only electrified fences keep them out, which means your farm must have electricity. Tourism folks want conservation because it keeps rich tourists dumping their money by the plane full into the country. In the middle of all these groups is the government, and like all governments it is slow to initiate change.