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
A typical rainy season poachers camp.
A typical rainy season poachers camp, the frame supports a plastic tarpaulin.
Camps are burnt when they are found, this lets poachers know their hideout was found.
Foot patrols during the off season
A team scans the horizon for any signs of a poachers camp fire
Getting stuck is a big problem during the off season while it is raining
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.