An elephant out of the water at a waterhole near the Savute Elephant Camp by Orient Express in Botswana in the Chobe National Park. Botswana announced eight months after King travel to ban the hunting of elephants in 2014. No more hunting of elephants in Botswana, where King Juan Carlos was broken hip eight months ago during a trip to hunt elephants. The country will prohibit the commercial hunting of wild animals, including elephants, from 2014 to prevent the population of certain species continue to decline. "The Government has decided the indefinite suspension of hunting wild animals for commercial purposes from January 1, 2014", the ministry of Environment in Botswana. The Executive believes that "this sport is not compatible" with their commitments to conservation and protection of the local fauna "or the development of the tourism industry in the long term." The big game is an activity practiced by amateurs, often very rich, and the country is home to a large population of elephants, lions and buffalo. "We can not let this decrease represents a real threat to the conservation of our natural heritage and long-term health of the local tourism industry, the second largest source of revenue after the diamond," the ministry said in the statement. Tourism contributes 12% of GDP in Botswana. The King was involved in the controversial hunting invited by Saudi businessman Mohammed Eyad Kayali and the Government said that the trip had not led to any extra expense. At that time, the risk premium was sky and a few days before had said that youth unemployment will lose sleep. His words from the hospital after hip surgery triumphed in social networks: "I'm sorry. Was I wrong and will not happen again." The NGO WWF eliminated weeks after the honorary presidency of the king.