Oxpeckers Learning Kit

Resources and learning material from our projects are shared here in the interests of advancing data journalism and environmental reporting around the globe. These include videos, articles and documents describing how our tools can be used, first-hand experiences from data journalists we have worked with, media coverage of our work and the legal processes involved in combating environmental crimes. 

TIPS & TOOLS

Tips and Tools for data journalists

Handy tips and tools for reporters interested in data journalism

#WildEye Southern Africa: Using the law to access data for combating wildlife crime

Legal experts from the Legal Resource Centre South Africa provide the basics for using the law in accessing wildlife crime data.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Using the law to access data for combating wildlife crime

A presentation by legal experts from the Legal Resource Centre South Africa provide the basics for using the law in accessing wildlife crime data.

#WildEye Europe: Using the law to access wildlife & environmental crime data

Dr Caroline Cox, a senior lecturer at Portsmouth Law School, presented to data journalists as part of the #WildEye Europe Training and Professional Support Programme. Her session was aimed at assisting journalists who are looking to work with crime data that is often difficult-to-access, and provided lots of helpful tips and tools on how to do so.

#WildEye Europe: Using the law to access wildlife & environmental crime data

A presentation by UK-based legal expert Dr Caroline Cox, from the Portsmouth Law School, provides the basics for using the law in accessing wildlife and environmental crime data.

Tools of the trade: Data Journalism

Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism Associate, Nompumelelo Mtsweni, presented to data journalists as part of the #WildEye Europe Training and Professional Support Programme. Her session was focused on data journalism, and shared useful tools for data collection, cleaning, analysis and visualisation.

Tools of the trade: Data Journalism

A presentation on data journalism by Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism Associate, Nompumelelo Mtsweni. It shares useful tools for data collection, cleaning, analysis and visualisation.

LEARNING JOURNEY

#WildEye Southern Africa: Our learning journey

Five data journalists from Southern Africa present their learning journey

#WildEye Southern Africa: Learning Narrative

A detailed narrative of the learning involved in completing the #WildEye Southern Africa course

#WildEye Southern Africa: Data Wranglers and their experiences

Five data wranglers from the first #WildEye training platform present their experiences and learnings.

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Oxpeckers history and purpose: The #WildEye Journey

The founder of Oxpeckers, Fiona Macleod, gives an overview of the history and purpose of the organisation as well as its achievements.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Oxpeckers Professional Support and Training Platform

The design features and Oxpeckers’ approach to professional support and training is explained.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Using the law to access data for combating wildlife crime

Legal experts from the Legal Resource Centre South Africa provide the basics for using the law in accessing wildlife crime data.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Building a Community of Practice

Education expert Derick du Toit explains the concept of a Community of Practice for data journalists in Southern Africa, and beyond.

Tips and Tools for data journalists

Handy tips and tools for reporters interested in data journalism

#WildEye Europe: Using the law to access wildlife & environmental crime data

Dr Caroline Cox, a senior lecturer at Portsmouth Law School, presented to data journalists as part of the #WildEye Europe Training and Professional Support Programme. Her session was aimed at assisting journalists who are looking to work with crime data that is often difficult-to-access, and provided lots of helpful tips and tools on how to do so.

#WildEye Europe: Using the law to access wildlife & environmental crime data

A presentation by UK-based legal expert Dr Caroline Cox, from the Portsmouth Law School, provides the basics for using the law in accessing wildlife and environmental crime data.

Tools of the trade: Data Journalism

Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism Associate, Nompumelelo Mtsweni, presented to data journalists as part of the #WildEye Europe Training and Professional Support Programme. Her session was focused on data journalism, and shared useful tools for data collection, cleaning, analysis and visualisation.

Tools of the trade: Data Journalism

A presentation on data journalism by Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism Associate, Nompumelelo Mtsweni. It shares useful tools for data collection, cleaning, analysis and visualisation.

VIDEOS

Oxpeckers history and purpose: The #WildEye Journey

The founder of Oxpeckers, Fiona Macleod, gives an overview of the history and purpose of the organisation as well as its achievements.

#WildEye Southern Africa: A tool for mapping and tracking wildlife crime

Oxpeckers Associate Andiswa Matikinca explains the functions and features of the #WildEye Southern Africa tool for beginners.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Oxpeckers Professional Support and Training Platform

The design features and Oxpeckers’ approach to professional support and training is explained.

#WildEye Southern Africa: The tech behind the mapping tool

The technical aspects of the #WildEye tools is explained by the head of our development team and User Experience (UX) expert, Mark Hartman of Artman Designs.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Using the law to access data for combating wildlife crime

Legal experts from the Legal Resource Centre South Africa provide the basics for using the law in accessing wildlife crime data.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Data Wranglers and their experiences

Five data wranglers from the first #WildEye training platform present their experiences and learnings.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Building a Community of Practice

Education expert Derick du Toit explains the concept of a Community of Practice for data journalists in Southern Africa, and beyond.

#WildEye Southern Africa: Tips and tools for investigating wildlife crime

In July 2021, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism launched the #WildEye training and professional support programme in Southern Africa. With the support of USAID’s VukaNow Activity, the event brought together experienced investigative journalists and a team of mentee data journalists from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Mozambique, to kick off a collaborative project to enhance wildlife crime reporting.

Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa

In November 2021, Oxpeckers Investigative Enviromental Journalism, with the support of USAID’s VukaNow Activity, launched a game-changing tool: #WildEye Southern Africa. Used for mapping and tracking environmental crimes in the region, #WildEye contains information about seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions. Participants got to tour the tool, meet the team of data journalists behind it, and hear about their work in the fight against wildlife crimes in Southern Africa.

#WildEye Europe: Using the law to access wildlife & environmental crime data

Dr Caroline Cox, a senior lecturer at Portsmouth Law School, presented to data journalists as part of the #WildEye Europe Training and Professional Support Programme. Her session was aimed at assisting journalists who are looking to work with crime data that is often difficult-to-access, and provided lots of helpful tips and tools on how to do so.

Tools of the trade: Data Journalism

Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism Associate, Nompumelelo Mtsweni, presented to data journalists as part of the #WildEye Europe Training and Professional Support Programme. Her session was focused on data journalism, and shared useful tools for data collection, cleaning, analysis and visualisation.

WEBINARS

#WildEye Southern Africa: Tips and tools for investigating wildlife crime

In July 2021, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism launched the #WildEye training and professional support programme in Southern Africa. With the support of USAID’s VukaNow Activity, the event brought together experienced investigative journalists and a team of mentee data journalists from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Mozambique, to kick off a collaborative project to enhance wildlife crime reporting.

Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa

In November 2021, Oxpeckers Investigative Enviromental Journalism, with the support of USAID’s VukaNow Activity, launched a game-changing tool: #WildEye Southern Africa. Used for mapping and tracking environmental crimes in the region, #WildEye contains information about seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions. Participants got to tour the tool, meet the team of data journalists behind it, and hear about their work in the fight against wildlife crimes in Southern Africa.


Oxpeckers’ hard work uncovering environmental crimes costs time and money. A donation of as little as R20 can help keep our journalists on the case, and keep the pressure on those looking to exploit our natural resources for personal gain.