Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Environmental Crime & Wildlife Smuggling

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Environmental crime and wildlife smuggling are among the most profitable
criminal activities in the world. They pose a growing danger to the
survival of certain species. These speakers have chased down reptile
smugglers, rhino- and elephant poachers and dealers in illegal rosewood.
Their investigations often take months, sometimes years, and brings them
to different countries and continents. They use old-school methods, like
undercover journalism, and inventive ways to catch their prey, the
smugglers and poachers: Bryan Christy for example designed fake elephant
tusks armed with satellite-based GPS. In this session they reveal how they
dig into the whole chain of environmental and wildlife crime.

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Fiona Macleod

Editor, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism
The Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism combines traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping tools to expose eco-offences and track organised crime syndicates in southern Africa. We are interested in related topics and contacts at... Read More →

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Bryan Christy

Investigative Journalist / Writer, Bryan Christy
Bryan Christy is an award-winning author, journalist, and tv/film personality. He is author of The Lizard King: the true crimes and passions of the world’s greatest reptile smugglers (TWELVE) (Tomorrow Studios). His non-fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Sci... Read More →
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John Grobler

Freelance journalist, The Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism & the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
John Grobler is a veteran investigative reporter, based in Windhoek, Namibia from where he keeps an eye on the political nexus between natural resource exploitation and organised crime in his own country as well as neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, although... Read More →
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Estacio Valoi

Estacio Valoi is a Mozambican investigative journalist (print, broadcaster, documentary, photography ) who assists Oxpeckers with transnational investigations into environmental problems in the sub-Saharan region. As a member of the African Investigative Publishing Collective, he... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,