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Suspected poachers carrying elephant tusks and weapons. Photo: Roger Leguen / WWF

The People Beyond the Poaching Interviews with convicted wildlife offenders in South Africa

Suspected poachers carrying elephant tusks and weapons. Photo: Roger Leguen / WWF

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Published 24th September 2020

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The inside story: TRAFFIC interviews convicted poachers in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, 24th September 2020—TRAFFIC has interviewed 73 convicted wildlife offenders incarcerated in 25 of South Africa’s correctional centres to learn at firsthand the motivations that drove them to take such drastic action and risk arrest.

The People Beyond the Poaching

Report author(s):
Sadé Moneron, Adam Armstrong, David Newton

Publication date:
September 2020


Notes:

Explore the full story, films, recommendations, and next steps on our dedicated People Beyond the Poaching page.

Beyond the Poaching


About Arcadia

Arcadia is a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Arcadia supports charities and scholarly institutions that preserve endangered cultural heritage and the environment, and  promote open access. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $660 million to projects around the world. For more information, visit https://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/

About ReTTA

ReTTA is a TRAFFIC project aiming to Reduce Trade Threats to Africa’s Wild Species and Ecosystems. The project is funded by Arcadia—a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.