Wondering what proactive role you can take to stop an environmental violation, to help root out eco-parasites and fight for social justice?

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Here are some useful links:

  • Wildlife Trafficking 101: a guide to what wildlife trafficking is and how you can be part of the solution, compiled by EcoWatch.
  • Privacy steps journalists can take to protect themselves and their sources: A guide by Aimee O’Driscoll from comparitech.
  • Dear South Africa provides handy advice on how to participate in democratic public processes, and to co-shape government policies, amendments and proposals.
  • Afrika Vuka is a movement of citizens around the continent working to build a future that’s free from the destructive impacts of climate change.
  • #Right2SayNO: This rolling campaign supports the right of mining-affected communities to say no to developments that do not address their interests, based on the need for free prior and informed consent (FPIC). Use the hashtag, and join the Right to say NO campaign.
  • PWYP: Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global movement of civil society organisations campaigning for an open and accountable extractives sector where communities benefit from their natural resources.
  • EITI: Endorsed by PWYP, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard initiative that promotes the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. The EITI standard requires that government and companies disclose “information on the key steps in the governance of oil, gas and mining revenues”.
  • MACUA: Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) has established itself as the coordinating committee for the broad movement of communities affected by mining in South Africa. As the voice representing these communities, MACUA aims to build “a network of mining-affected communities with a broad consensus on a campaign to gather a comprehensive mandate, which will be formulated in a Peoples Mining Charter”.
  • WAMUA: A part of MACUA, Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA) brings together and advances the plight of women from mining-affected communities.
  • Social Audit Network: The network evaluates public expenditure and service delivery outcomes reported by the government and private companies. The Social Audit Network is brings together civil society organisations and communities to make sure that these reports are reflected by the communities’ lived experiences. 
  • provides step-by-step guidance on how to launch your own campaign.
  • Community monitors is a platform where citizen reporters can share what is happening on the ground by allowing users to submit their stories, photos and videos to the platform.

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#WildEye allows you to track environmental crime across the globe
Exposing global environmental crime stories
#MineAlert allows you to track and share mining applications and licences
Use ClimaTracker to track weather changes and how these will affect you
Track developments in rhino poaching court cases across Southern Africa
Instant access to data on rhino deaths and poaching incidents since 2010
#GreenAlert helps you track & share environmental impact assessments