Mic Smith is a freelance environmental journalist from the Gold Coast in Australia. He also tutors journalism at Griffith University. He worked in newspapers in Vietnam for four years during which time he covered the poaching of Vietnams last rhino. Mic wrote two major features about consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam, one of which won an award from TRAFFIC. This year he was nominated in his home state of Queensland for a Clarion Award in the Freelance Media Category for 'Amid rhino poaching frenzy, dark days for South African society" which he researched in SA in February. It was published by the environmental news website Mongabay.
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