Media Release for #Wildeye Southern Africa

Wildlife crime in Southern Africa has become easier to track and harder to hide, as Oxpeckers Investigative Journalism launches Africa’s first geomapping tool designed to follow seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions in the region. Check out the media release for #Wildeye Southern Africa, the new online tool developed by Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, with…

Combating Wildlife Crime Through a Role-Playing Game in South Africa

After a hard day’s work in a South African nature reserve, a reserve manager is approached by someone in their community who offers them a large sum of money for allowing the organized poaching of a rhinoceros in the state park. The rhino is just one of several species in the park’s protected savanna, which…

Wildlife Crime Reporting 101

This Wildlife Crime Reporting 101 handbook aims to create a deeper appreciation of the complexity of wildlife crime and the sophistication of wildlife crime syndicates and networks. It also offers insight to those reporting on a wildlife crime incident, or those producing a story that dives deeper into the drivers or impact of wildlife crime.

Final Report: USAID Guatemala Biodiversity Project

The Guatemala Biodiversity Project was a critical and timely response to growing trends impacting protected areas that, if continued, could have led to significant loss of key conservation gains made in Guatemala. The project addressed institutional and resource challenges and constraints at the heart of encroaching threats to key ecosystems. Through a local systems approach,…

Virtual Event Strategy Guide

This document serves as a practical guide to those engaged in combatting wildlife crime across Southern Africa and beyond, on how to continue to work collaboratively in virtual events, despite continued restricted mobility and limited in-person gatherings. The guide was prepared by the USAID Combating Wildlife Crime Southern Africa program.

Development Works Here with Brian App

We’d like you to meet Brian App! Brian is a natural resource management specialist with nearly 20 years of experience working in the environmental sector. From flipping through the pages of National Geographic to building more water-secure communities in Africa, he shares some of the highlights of his development journey. Brian is one reason #DevelopmentWorksHere.…