Anti-poaching’s politics of (in)visibility: Representing nature and conservation amidst a poaching crisis

Conservation organizations are increasingly using tourism and social media to raise funds and support for antipoaching interventions. This article examines how these strategies represent poaching and the responses that areostensibly needed to disrupt it. To do so, I draw on ethnographic fieldwork in the rhino poaching hotspot of the Mozambique-South Africa borderlands and analyze social media and tourism campaigns from organizations in the area. These campaigns emphasize violently decimated wildlife, threatened rangers, and the subsequent need for a securitized conservation. They obscure or neglect the social relations influencing poaching and related violence, other conservation priorities, and the implications of hardline enforcement...

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