World Rhino Day: new prospects for countering poaching


In response to the despair surrounding the growing challenge of rhino poaching and other wildlife crimes in Southern Africa, there is a need to profile the issue from new angles with fresh solutions. ENACT, a new project dedicated to developing Africa’s response to organised crime, will host a public seminar to commemorate World Rhino Day and launch the report of a new ENACT pilot study on organised wildlife crime.

This event will bring increased attention to rhino poaching and other wildlife crimes in the region through a two-part, high-level panel discussion. The first discussion will focus on ways to improve the fight against wildlife crime with better information and data collection. The second discussion will focus on domestic and regional responses to these key issues.

Conversation 1: Wildlife crime research, monitoring and data collection 

Chaired by Dr Nelson Alusala, Senior Researcher, ENACT project, ISS

Khristopher Carlson, Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey

Ciara Aucoin, Researcher, ENACT project, ISS

Tapuwa O’bren Nhachi, Research Coordinator, Centre for Natural Resource Governance, Zimbabwe

To watch the live webcast of this conversation, click here


Conversation 2: Domestic and regional responses:

Chaired by Julian Rademeyer, Project Leader, TRAFFIC

Major General Ledwaba, Head of Serious Organised Crime, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

Major General (Ret) Jooste, Head of Special Projects, SANParks

Dr Annette Hübschle-Finch, Environmental Futures Project, University of Cape Town

To watch the live webcast of this conversation, click here


Content enquiries: 
Ciara Aucoin,

RSVP:  Anu Klaassens,

ENACT is funded by the European Union (EU), and implemented by the ISS, INTERPOL and Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. Speakers appear in their personal capacity and cannot be seen to represent or reflect the position of the EU.

Photo ©Rod Waddington

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