Fiona Macleod

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Fiona Macleod is a pioneering South African environmental journalist and editor of Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism. Oxpeckers combines traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping tools to expose eco-offences and track organised criminal syndicates in Southern Africa. Macleod won the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Environment Award in 2016, and the 2014 SAB EnviroMedia Award, for her work at Oxpeckers. She is a member of the Earth Journalism Network’s Council of Partners. Prior to founding Oxpeckers in 2012, she worked as an award-winning journalist and editor at a range of the region’s top media. She served as environmental editor at the Mail & Guardian newspaper for 10 years, and was awarded the prestigious Nick Steele award recognising her contributions to environmental conservation through her pioneering reportage.