[Watch] Empty Shells: Inside the Illegal Abalone Trade

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Efforts to curb South Africa’s illegal abalone trade crisis are failing. A new TRAFFIC documentary investigates a shadowy underworld where violence, drugs, and wildlife crime meet.

Abalone populations are facing collapse whilst organised poaching is fuelling violence and drug misuse throughout local communities.We explore the context behind South Africa’s abalone poaching crisis and identify solutions to help conserve this highly sought-after marine snail, and protect those affected by violence and crime.

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