Recently, I had the honor of speaking about wildlife crime and storytelling at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. As part of my presentation I gave out a Tip Sheet on techniques I’ve used to step outside the standard wildlife crime reporting framework and tell stories that are fresh and can make a difference. I thought I’d share them.
I was pleased to present testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on organized crime, extremist militias, and terrorism as they relate
to Africa’s wildlife, protected areas, and park rangers, 5/18/17. This hearing was called by Chairman Ed Royce who has been a leader on addressing terrorism in Africa, wildlife trafficking, and a supporter of exploration. I spoke in my capacity as an investigative journalist and a National Geographic Society Explorer.
Here is a link to my congressional testimony.
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