FJA Shortlist 2022

Category: Excellence in Environmental Journalism

Author: Ini Ekott

Inside Nigeria’s Shocking Wildlife Crimes and How Culprits Escape Justice (As published by Premium Times)

In Nigeria, a decade of payoffs boosted global wildlife trafficking hub (As published by Mongabay)

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March 4, 2022

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INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s shocking wildlife crimes and how culprits escape justice

Our analysis of wildlife crimes data, supported by numerous interviews, finds evidence of systematic failure by Nigerian law enforcement and the judicial system to hold wildlife poachers and traffickers accountable. Read more