The Niassa National Reserve is one of the hardest affected areas by commercial poaching in the past century, 9000 elephants were poached between 2009 and 2018. It remains one of the last true examples of untouched wild Africa, but due to civil war and destabilised regional conflicts is scarcely known.

The IS-CAP insurgency has opened up a greater amount of insecurity in the region and presented a more hostile environment in which to counter IWT poaching syndicates.

Luwire Wildlife Conservancy is the largest concession within the reserve at 5,000 Square Kilometers and is home to near 2,000 people. SAVSIM has signed a long-term contract to deliver both law enforcement mentoring and operational framework support.