In this episode, I’m talking with Jacqueline Cochrane. Jacqui is an investigative journalist focusing on combating wildlife and organized crime, and African peace and security. She’s also a communications consultant and works with organizations like the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), ENACT, and WWF Khetha.
In this chat, we talk about Jacqui’s background in conservation and journalism and how she brought the two together. We dive deep into topics like transnational organized crime in relation to wildlife crime, the misperceptions of the public’s view of the rhino poaching crisis, how to combat corruption through creating more trust and equality, the role of investigative journalism in this cause, why we need collaboration between international and local organizations when fighting wildlife crime, and so much more.