In an effort to combat poaching, there will be a global synchronised radio broadcast of a radio play called Snared on the 10th of November. The radio play will be aired via terrestrial and internet radio stations in Africa, Britain, Australia, the USA, and beyond, with the hope that other stations will broadcast the play in the future. It will be aired on the 23rd anniversary of Nigerian writer, television producer and environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa’s execution.
About Snared The Radio Play
Snared was originally a stage play, which toured England in 2012/13 and received a lot of critical acclaims. Conceived by Tim Marriott, the play explores the tensions surrounding the poaching of Africa’s wildlife; the topical issues surrounding the trophy hunting debate, and the growing conflict between the needs of the continent’s people and its wildlife.
Endorsed by the Born Free Foundation, Snared revolves around the story a Zambian man. The man tells a story while he is being nursed through a recurrence of malaria by his daughter and granddaughter. The Zambian man relives an event that haunts him while they try to nurse him back to health.
Floyd Toulet, the writer and director for Snared’s radio production said that they hope that people everywhere in the world will tune in and listen. He hopes the broadcast will inspire the African people to speak out. They are optimistic that the issues raised during the radio show will help the global community understand the complexities and corruption surrounding the poaching industry. The ultimate goal of the radio broadcast is to spread the vital message of conservation and why we need to act now.
While Snared will broadcast on November 10, timings may vary due to different time zones. For details click here.
Poaching And Its Effects
Poaching can be defined as the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals, it is usually associated with land use rights. Poaching generally has negative side-effects that affect local communities, wildlife populations, and the environment. The poaching industry continues to grow because of a lucrative black market trade of animal parts. The animal parts that are sold are sold as novelty items and are sold for their “medicinal” properties. Poaching leads to extinction of a species which can adversely impact the environment and the local communities.