By Pippa Considine
The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy will present a new two-part ITV documentary on wildlife poaching in Africa.
In Poaching Wars, Hardy looks at the damage being inflicted on Africa by a ruthless and voracious poaching industry. He travels to South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania and uncover the truths about why poaching has reached these crisis levels and to see what can be done to stop the killing.
The documentary is a co-production between Burning Bright Productions and Hardy’s production company, Hardy, Son & Baker.
Poaching Wars is commissioned by ITV's factual team.
Cameroon, Chad, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have all seen large-scale elephant slaughter and throughout the rest of Africa, both rhino and elephant are being killed in alarming numbers, bringing both species to the brink of extinction.
On his trek across the continent, Hardy meets those affected and involved on all sides of the industry, including the farmers who have lost livestock to poachers, plus key figures from organisations fighting back against poaching on the ground and in government. More....