Criminals using Mozambique as a conduit to smuggle rhino horns to countries in Asia will come under the spotlight of the Wildlife Justice Commission, a new international body that will be launched in December
Oxpeckers associate Estacios Valoi reports that at least five elephants were killed in 48 hours in just one reserve in northern Mozambique. He photographed local villagers cutting meat off the elephants, after they had been poached and their tusks removed.
Poachers are involved in “a mad scramble” to kill rhinos and get their horns out of South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, according to reliable intelligence sources. The horns are sold illegally, which is facilitated by layers of corruption amongst officials and politicians
Mozambique is at the center of sophisticated smuggling routes set up to launder rhino horns and ivory from Southern Africa to Asian countries. Oxpeckers investigations follow the main players and trafficking routes
Transnational Investigations: Oxpeckers exposes lion exports from Botswana to supply captive breeding and hunting farms in South Africa. The trade poses a real threat to lions in the wild, and to the tourism industry in Botswana