Pangolin is the new rhino

Pangolin is the new rhino

Feb 23, 2015

By Jamie Joseph for NZ Herald After seven weeks of assignments, I flew out of Zimbabwe on the 4th of January and landed in South Africa’s Limpopo wilderness. I’ve been spending about six hours a day in the bush, and I’ve asked several rangers if they’ve ever seen a pangolin, and the answer is always […]

EIA: China’s blood ivory carving factories

EIA: China’s blood ivory carving factories

Feb 19, 2015

In this two part series I interview Allan Thornton, founder of Environmental Investigation Agency, behind groundbreaking investigations that contributed significantly to both ivory and rhino horn bans in the previous poaching crisis of the eighties. Part 1 on Huffington Post. Read full story. “And in China,” adds Thornton. “Ivory figurines are a popular way of […]

The seduction of nature

The seduction of nature

Jan 12, 2015

By Jamie Joseph I have a muse. His visits are as rare as a leopard sighting, but when he does claw his way through my mind, it’s a sudden rush of the senses that steals my breath and sends me rummaging for a pen and paper. I’ve spent the past few months in Southern Africa, […]

My war on poaching: reporting from Africa’s trenches

My war on poaching: reporting from Africa’s trenches

Dec 30, 2014

By Jamie Joseph A New Zealand Herald Exclusive, January 2015 I didn’t accidentally stumble across the dead elephant. I knew he was there, one of four victims in a recent killing spree in Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba – but he was my first. For most of this year I have been working full time on Africa’s […]

Africa’s poaching crisis: ‘saving the wild’ quotes of 2014

Africa’s poaching crisis: ‘saving the wild’ quotes of 2014

Dec 15, 2014

By Jamie Joseph If Africa’s poaching crisis were a novel it would read like a chilling thriller filled with penurious poachers and Asian King Pins, determined conservationists and dirty politicians, pimps and prostitutes, war lords and white collar criminals, and rangers risking their lives against all odds to protect what little wildlife we have left. […]

The IAPF Green Army Experience

The IAPF Green Army Experience

Nov 13, 2014

By Jamie Joseph The Boeing 737 circled twice before landing at Victoria Falls airport. Baboons were having a blast on the runway and had to be shooed off by airport ground crew before we could land. TIA – This is Africa; my homeland, my braveheart, my heartbreak. Elephants and rhinos are being slaughtered to extinction, […]

Action plan post the Global March for elephants and rhinos
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Action plan post the Global March for elephants and rhinos

Oct 29, 2014

This message below just hit my inbox from the Global March Organisers. Of course savingthewild is a huge supporter of GMFER, and it was truly inspiring to see so many people around the world come together on the 4th of October and march for justice! Lets never forget that the greatest superpower in the world […]

The rhino orphans of Limpopo

The rhino orphans of Limpopo

Oct 27, 2014

By Jamie Joseph I’m not part of any NGO, I don’t fundraise, and I’m not on anyone’s payroll either. I’m a self funded independent writer that has been seeking solutions to Africa’s poaching crisis since the start of the year, and it’s been one helluva rollercoaster. In South Africa alone there are hundreds of NGOs […]

World unites for the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

World unites for the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

Oct 6, 2014

By Jamie Joseph I returned to my African homeland just in time to join Johannesburg March Organiser, Dex Kotze, in the final stretch of rallying support for the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. But the true power of events is that it connects like minded people, long after the last mile has been completed. […]

AWF: Poachers, trophy hunters, and the battle for the horn

AWF: Poachers, trophy hunters, and the battle for the horn

Oct 2, 2014

By Jamie Joseph In part 1 of this interview I caught up with Patrick Bergin, CEO of African Wildlife Foundation, just a couple days before he headed off to Asia to drive a China-Africa dialogue on wildlife and sustainability. The interview ended with an idea that has the potential to be a game changer for […]

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