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LATEST INVESTIGATIONS

  • While the world is shifting away from fossil fuels, data on planned new mines indicates the coal mining industry might not be winding down any time soon. Andiswa Matikinca reports

  • While the world is shifting away from fossil fuels, data on planned new mines indicates the coal mining industry might not be winding down any time soon. Andiswa Matikinca reports

  • Go-ahead for controversial open-pit copper mine in Lower Zambezi National Park has become a political hot potato in the run-up to Zambian elections. Oscar Nkala investigates...

  • Measly court penalties and weak laws do little to stop a lucrative business where kingpins evade justice, and small-time smugglers take the fall. Jhesset O. Enano investigates...

  • A landmark court case sees the SA government being sued for the first time for the alleged violation of a Constitutional right to clean air. Andiswa Matikinca reports...

  • Data investigation shows Hong Kong lacks the legal power to crack down on international criminal syndicates profiting off its wildlife trafficking routes. Hsiuwen Liu reports...

  • Could illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam come back stronger after Covid-19? Trang Bui and Lam Quan spoke with traffickers and analysed 10 years’ worth of data to find out...

  • Experts say recent earth tremors highlight the need to shut down the Koeberg nuclear station at the end of its lifespan in three years’ time. Andiswa Matikinca investigates...

  • Courts in Malaysia are imposing heavier penalties for wildlife crimes, but is this enough to deter organised criminal networks? Richa Syal investigates...

  • The release of 83 rhino poachers from South African jails did not help the uphill battle faced by prosecutors dealing with environmental crimes in Mozambique, reports Estacio Valoi...

  • Captive tigers are big business in France. A new law to ban wild animals in circuses could change this – or end up driving the market underground. Guillaume Pajot investigates...

  • Lack of data about the tiger trade in Europe is stimulating illegal trafficking in this endangered species – and Italy and France are two major hotspots. Rudi Bressa investigates...

  • Vietnam’s new criminal law sets high penalties for wildlife crime, and authorities are cracking down on offenders. Now the courts must toe the line, reports Vo Kieu Bao Uyen...

  • Namibia’s over-burdened criminal justice system is struggling to keep up with rhino-poaching court cases. Is a special wildlife crime court the answer? John Grobler investigates...

  • The real war on poaching happens in the courtroom – but the wheels of justice grind slowly in many rhino-related cases, writes Jacqueline Cochrane...

  • Botswana’s controversial Bo Chang donkey abattoir is back in business. It’s flouting the law and setting a dangerous precedent, reports Oscar Nkala...

  • Andiswa Matikinca investigates whether the sun is setting on the coal industry as major producers are pulling out and leaving their coal assets to be picked up by smaller companies ...

  • Reconnaissance of ReconAfrica's proposed fracking site in Kavanga raised concerns about ecosystems, water and communal lands, writes John Grobler...

  • Nepal’s laws on wildlife crime are relatively strict, but offenders tend to get away with lenient court sentences. Tufan Neupane investigates why...

  • Data investigation by Calistus Bosaletswe shows that over a 10-year period South Africa received most of the live lions and their products exported from Botswana...

  • Oscar Nkala investigates how corrupt judicial processes in Zimbabwe are helping wildlife traffickers get off scot free...

  • Manzolwandle Investments expresses confidence in proceeding with its proposed coal mine on the southern border of Kruger National Park. Andiswa Matikinca reports for Earth Focus...

  • Using the Quarantine Act to prosecute a wildlife-smuggling syndicate gave the biggest verdict ever. Will it work in other trafficking cases? Rezza Aji Pratama investigates...

  • Cross-border donkey smugglers in Zimbabwe and Botswana are operating pipelines used for ivory, pangolins and Covid-19 contraband. Oscar Nkala investigates...

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