Mozambique Tag

Mozambique’s poaching castles are crumbling

Estacio Valoi travelled to Mozambique’s poaching capital to catch up with some of the kingpins who built their mansions on the proceeds of killing Kruger’s rhinos [caption id="attachment_3980" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Nympine’s...

Mozambique associate wins environment award

Estacio Valoi, an Oxpeckers associate based in Mozambique, won the environmental journalism award at the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Mozambique on January 25...

Timber looting continues in Mozambique

Despite a ban on the export of raw timber in Mozambique, containers filled with hardwood logs are piling up in northern harbours for export to China. Estacio Valoi investigates [caption id="attachment_3712"...

Ivory’s double-edged sword at CITES

What do the CITES decisions mean for Southern Africa's elephants – and in particular, the world-famous Kruger National Park, where CITES has documented a 23% rise in elephant poaching? Yolandi...

South Africa’s scaly trade in pangolins

An undercover investigation exposes South Africa’s growing role in illicit transnational pangolin smuggling. Will the ban on trade by CITES make any difference? Special report by Hazel Friedman & Alexis...

The deadly rubies of Montepuez

Montepuez ruby mine has been turned into a 'militarised zone' where villagers are beaten and illegal miners are killed, report Estacio Valoi & Gesbeen Mohammad...

Will the Maputo ivory burn make any difference?

Mozambique incinerated 2.5 tons of confiscated ivory and rhino horn this week, but will it end the illicit trade fuelling rampant wildlife poaching? Not unless corruption on the ground is...

Journalists arrested on rhino poaching investigation

Two international journalists investigating rhino poaching in Mozambique were arrested for espionage on February 16. Torbjörn Selander and Bartholomäus Grill, correspondents for Der Spiegel and The African Times, were apprehended by...

Kruger’s rhino poaching ‘highway’

Mozambican poachers are using sugar cane fields to sneak into the Kruger National Park, where shootouts with anti-poaching teams are peaking and rhino poaching statistics continue to rise. Fiona Macleod...