People Beyond Poaching

‘The People Beyond the Poaching’ is a 32-page report on the illegal trade in wildlife based on interviews with 73 convicted offenders in South Africa. The producer of the report—and this 9:22 film—is TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

This is a fascinating report on the people behind the poaching in South Africa. It’s a comprehensive study of the “offenders” and offers some insights into the demographics of poaching and the motives.

When are we in Kenya going to undertake a more sophisticated understanding of the motives and demographics of our own illegal wildlife trade?

If anyone has such a report, please share it with us, so that we can share it with our membership!


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