Rainy season poachers Camp

Drying rack

99% of all poached meat is smoke cured to preserve it before it is taken back to the villages to be sold. This is done on a smoking/drying rack

Poachers camp

A typical rainy season poachers camp.

poachers camp

A typical rainy season poachers camp, the frame supports a plastic tarpaulin.

Meat drying rack

Burning a poachers camp

Poachers camp

Burning camps

Camps are burnt when they are found, this lets poachers know their hideout was found.

March foot patrol

Foot patrols during the off season

lookout

A team scans the horizon for any signs of a poachers camp fire

Rain hinders ground transport

Getting stuck is a big problem during the off season while it is raining

honey hives

honey hives

Honey hived ready to be burnt

Honey Hive

Traditional techniques involve making a hive out of tree bark, bark is removed from a living tree, killing. The situation has become so dire that it has pushed some indigenous tree species to the brink of local extinction.

Illegal honey