Hong Kong public supports ivory ban

Hong Kong public supports ivory ban

May 27, 2015

Last month Saving the Wild interviewed Dr Elizabeth Quat, a Hong Kong lawmaker that has made it her mission to lobby the Hong Kong and mainland China government to ban the domestic trade of ivory. This exclusive story for Virgin Unite can be found here. “China’s President is on a mission to stamp out corruption, […]

Big Life: Solving poverty saves elephants

Big Life: Solving poverty saves elephants

May 20, 2015

By Jamie Joseph / A Virgin Unite Exclusive. Towards the end of last year, Prince William bestowed to Richard Bonham, co-founder of Big Life Foundation, the lifetime achievement award for his contribution to wildlife and the Maasai community in Kenya. Saving Africa’s last wild places is as much about humans as it is about animals, […]

The man behind 81 poaching arrests in 12 days

The man behind 81 poaching arrests in 12 days

May 13, 2015

By Jamie Joseph It’s twilight in Malawi when I catch Rory Young on the phone, camped out with his fellow rangers somewhere deep in the African bush. There is a sense of urgency in his voice, like he has many important things to tell me, but really there is so much more work to be […]

Africa, made by China (The Dirty Truth)

Africa, made by China (The Dirty Truth)

Apr 28, 2015

By Jamie Joseph / A New Zealand Herald Exclusive. I recently returned from a 12 week mission, writing stories from the frontline of Africa’s poaching crisis, a witness to a war on greed where elephants and rhinos are now staring down the barrel of extinction. But what I also witnessed, in the six years passing […]

55 arrested in Malawi poaching sting

55 arrested in Malawi poaching sting

Apr 24, 2015

Guest blog: Rory Young, Chengeta Wildlife Breaking story… (watch this space) So far 44 arrests in last 24 hours. And 55 in the last 48 hours. That has to be some sort of record… In the beautiful National Reserve where I am currently doing ops training with Malawi DNPW rangers we are trying to make […]

On the trail with photographer Robyn Preston

On the trail with photographer Robyn Preston

Apr 6, 2015

By Jamie Joseph / Editor Not everyone can go to Africa, but some that do never really leave. Like New Zealander Robyn Preston who has over these past couple years expanded her photography hobby into a fully fledged tourism business where she now shares her passion for the wild with visitors from around the world. […]

Breakthrough: Could 2015 be the year China ban’s the ivory trade?

Breakthrough: Could 2015 be the year China ban’s the ivory trade?

Apr 5, 2015

By Jamie Joseph / A Virgin Unite Exclusive. Legislative Councillor Dr Elizabeth Quat recently crossed a major milestone. A couple weeks ago at the National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting in Beijing, with 36 Hong Kong NPC lawmakers sitting in that meeting, she successfully lobbied 32 of them to co-sign a suggestion to the National People’s […]

An open letter to Global Citizens fighting to save elephants and rhinos

An open letter to Global Citizens fighting to save elephants and rhinos

Mar 30, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Friday was a particularly difficult day for me. I learned of the elephant massacre in a Congolese national park by armed militants likely to be linked to Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army – and once again my sorrow and rage waged battles in my mind. After I had calmed down I posted […]

War on Greed

War on Greed

Mar 25, 2015

I gnaw my thoughts for words the way art bows to sunset I am ensnared by her beauty Her wing stretched song Her baritone roar Her wildcat skin and all that stands between seduction and sin She is an elephant’s tusks She is a rhino’s horn She is the bones of a lion She is […]

South Africa Weighs Legalisation of Rhino Horn Trade
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South Africa Weighs Legalisation of Rhino Horn Trade

Mar 24, 2015

Saving the Wild will be tweeting throughout the presentations to the Committee of Inquiry. Get live updates here. AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2015 South Africa Weighs Legalisation of Rhino Horn Trade Legal trade would propel rhinos toward extinction, says African Wildlife Foundation NAIROBI — A Committee of Inquiry established by South […]

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