WildLeaks, new (sanitized) leak released to the public

LEAK COUNTRY/REGION: Mozambique/South Africa TOPIC: Illegal trophy hunting of lions and leopards Corruption and bribery still allow illegal use of baits to lure lions and leopards from the Kruger National Park into Mozambique. Scouts pull decomposing meat along the border in the Kruger and pull it back into Mozambique, then pull the meat up to […]

Mozambique elephants obliterated

A year-long investigation has exposed official complicity in slaughter for the ivory trade. By WildLeaks’s partner the Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism. The poaching networks on the ground consist of armed hunters: Mozambicans, Tanzanians and Somalis with high-calibre weapons. They smuggle their illegal proceeds through Mozambican ports, airports and borders, destined mainly for China […]

Mozambique: Elephant Census Under Way

The census will be based on aerial counts of the elephant population, using four light aircraft and a helicopter. These aircraft are expected to fly for about 425 hours during the two month survey. The census is budgeted at around 500,000 US dollars. Mozambique’s elephants are being target by organized criminal gangs, responding to the […]

Mozambique, poachers are killing four to five elephants a day

A national distaster. Poachers are killing four to five elephants a day in Mozambique, or 1,500 to 1,800 a year, according to Carlos Lopes Pereira, of the World Conservation Society. At this rate, within 30 years the elephant will be extinct in the Niassa reserve, just as the rhinoceros has already been driven to extinction […]

Mozambique to create armed force to fight poaching

Mozambique to create armed force with ex-soldiers to halt slaughter of elephants and rhinos, also across the border with South Africa. More than 688 rhinos have been poached in South Africa so far in 2013 compared with 668 in 2012, according to official figures. About 418 of those have occurred in Kruger National Park, on […]

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