Africa’s first investigative environmental journalism unit

Combining traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping to expose eco-offences and track organised criminal syndicates in southern Africa

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LATEST INVESTIGATIONS

  • Six years and €50-million since its creation, Oscar Nkala visits the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area to find out what impact it has had on wildlife and communities...

  • South Africa and its allies at the COP24 climate negotiations are pushing for a strong rulebook on the Paris Agreement. Yolandi Groenewald reports from Katowice...

  • Executives at Mintails and DRDGOLD scramble to avoid liability and the possibility of criminal charges for R460-million environmental mess on the West Rand...

  • South African pioneers are inventing ways to save casualties of the world’s biggest wildlife crime, reports Louise de Bruin...

  • Stolen donkeys are smuggled across borders with Tanzania and Ethiopia to feed Kenya’s expanding abattoirs and Chinese demand for donkey-hide glue. Oscar Nkala investigates...

  • As enforcement steps up, illicit operations go deeper into darkness. New research suggests the marketplace could become impossible to disrupt, writes Roxanne Joseph...

  • Local residents reported blasting and the removal of coal close to the wetlands of the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment. Andiswa Matikinca investigates...

  • Our new #WildEye project aims to expose wildlife smuggling networks and how they work across the greater European continent...

  • An anonymous tip-off sparked a sustained investigative journalism trail and a precedent-setting High Court judgment, writes Julia Thomas...

  • Judicial review of Cabinet decision to open Mabola strategic water zone raises questions about the status of mining in protected environments. Tholakele Nene reports...

  • Parliamentary committee asks for explanations following Oxpeckers report on mining company’s liquidation plans. Lisa Steyn reports...

  • Three years after drought-stricken Cape Town applied to the global Green Climate Fund, the city’s application is still pending. Yolandi Groenewald reports...

  • Outrage greeted the early release of notorious Thai trafficker Chumlong Lemtongthai, who used false South African hunting permits to launder rhino horns. Simon Bloch reports...

  • Oscar Nkala talks to a jailed Zambian elephant poacher about the structure, financing and operations of cross-border smuggling gangs...

  • Law enforcement agencies are creating new ways to combat online illegal wildlife trade. A centralised data repository is crucial to their success, writes Roxanne Joseph...

  • Liquidation leaves a R330-million environmental mess for Gauteng residents, government and other mining companies to clean up. Mark Olalde investigates...

TOOLS

MineAlert
#MineAlert allows you to track and share mining applications and licences
#WildEye allows you to track illicit poaching activity throughout Europe
Poachtracker
Instant access to data on rhino deaths and poaching incidents since 2010
Rhino Court Cases
Keep tabs on data from rhino poaching court cases across South Africa
Climatracker
Use ClimaTracker to track weather changes and how these will affect you
Greenalert
#GreenAlert helps you track & share environmental impact assessments

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Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism

Daniel Lingham, who hoarded chicks and eggs of endangered birds in the UK, received an 18-month jail sentence. You can follow his court case & others across greater Europe on our #WildEye geojournalism tool here: oxpeckers.org/wildeyemap/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Disrupting wildlife cybercrime: How dynamic data discovery can assist in the crackdown on illegal internet trade
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