ANTI-POACHING: Coastal Mozambique
This film tells the untold story of a company in Mozambique that is staffed by and cooperating with locals and has to date arrested over 750 poachers, built a school, and provides 150 jobs plus meat and water for hundreds of Mozambicans. Poaching IS preventable. We want to show the world what works.
About The Project
Pragmatic people prevent poaching daily.
The photo below is one such man. His name is Alberto, he is Mozambican and spends his days and nights in the forests pursuing and capturing poachers. He is an earnest and dedicated man and is one of the main characters in our film.
The team for “Anti-Poaching: Coastal Mozambique” arrived at the point of making this documentary for one reason, we each care deeply about saving wildlife. Our team has a combined 60 years of experince in telling the stories of wildlife and the people that protect their habitat.
Our goal is to share with the world what is working for two reasons. The first is to inform those with the resources to contribute to Anti-Poaching Units. There are programs that work. This is one of them. The second is to share and celebrate these effective tactics and strategies so they spread.
This common concern for wildlife drives us all to search for solutions to the problems wild animals around the world face. The problem of poaching effects animals everywhere they coexist with humans. Having found a collection of solutions developed by Zambeze Delta Safaris Anti-Poaching Unit, we are excited to share them with the rest of the world.
BUSHBUCK AND WARTHOG
ZAMBEZE DELTA SAFARIS ANTI-POACHING UNIT WITH AN ENORMOUS LEG HOLD TRAP
BUILDING A SCHOOL
A HUGE PILE OF CONFISCATED LEG HOLD TRAPS AND INHUMANE SNARES
THE EYE IN THE SKY
THE FIRST POACHER APPREHENDED DURING FILMING THIS DOCUMENTARY
THE UNIT READY FOR A DAY’S PATROL
TRAINING AT THE RANGE
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About This Team
Colonel Craig Boddington is one of today’s most respected outdoor journalists. He spent the past forty years exploring our natural world as a hunter and sharing his knowledge and experiences in dozens of books and through thousands of published articles and essays. He’s a decorated Marine, an award-winning author, and continues to be a leading voice for conservation around the world.
Conrad Evarts earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Broadcast Emphasis from the University of Montana, became a reporter then moved on to outdoor television. His career in outdoor television landed him in 33 countries creating shows from the top of a Tanzanian volcano to the Galapagos Islands. He’s been to every continent aside from Antarctica, worked in both Australia and New Zealand and been across much of Africa and Europe. His shows attract a wider demographic than typical hunting shows and consistently get nominated for genre awards and garner high ratings. His experience gives him the ability to adapt to challenging conditions including high seas, inclement weather, extreme topography and high elevations. Additionally he’s adept at handling technical difficulties in the field and is an expert at runnin’ and gunnin’. He possesses a strong background in field production, script writing, conceptualizing graphics, story telling and editing.
Kelly Bertollotti earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Media Arts from the University of Montana. Straight after graduating, she began working in outdoor television taking her internationally. She grew up involved in the outdoors. Her experiences have given her the ability to work in extreme conditions problem solve in fast paced situations. Apart from the field production, Kelly also works as an editor for the footage she films. From the field to the office, her creativity allows her to construct raw footage into 30-minute episodes for The Sportsman’s Channel.
Catherine Semcer is a dedicated conservationist and experienced global business executive. As COO of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants (H.O.P.E.) she oversees the delivery of world class training, advisory, assistance and procurement services to African anti-poaching programs. Through her company Artemis Strategic Advisors, Catherine provides clients with innovative influence and information solutions. She is also a member of the Sustainable Use Livelihoods Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s largest organization of conservation experts. Catherine is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and is most often found outdoors.