AWF: The politics behind China’s ivory carving factories

AWF: The politics behind China’s ivory carving factories

Sep 10, 2014

By Jamie Joseph At the time of interviewing Patrick Bergin, CEO of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), I am in Bali on route to South Africa, a few weeks out from joining the IAPF rangers on the frontline of Africa’s poaching crisis. The conversation begins with a few false starts as my internet connection keeps cutting […]

God’s ivory – the disconnect between devotion and slaughter

God’s ivory – the disconnect between devotion and slaughter

Aug 27, 2014

By Jamie Joseph Halfway through my interview with world renowned documentary photographer, Brent Stirton, I lean in and tell him that I think I have a line to the Dalai Lama. “Jamie, don’t go there!” he says, cutting me off. “This is all about diplomacy. The public needs to be winning over China’s Buddhist leaders […]

5 big ways to save our elephants from extinction

5 big ways to save our elephants from extinction

Aug 12, 2014

*** PLEASE JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON SAVINGTHEWILD.COM FACEBOOK *** By Jamie Joseph World Elephant Day is recognised on 12 August, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. As an independent writer, and now full time correspondent on the poaching crisis, my personal contribution towards […]

WildAid: Demand reduction needed for law enforcement to succeed

WildAid: Demand reduction needed for law enforcement to succeed

Aug 6, 2014

By Jamie Joseph In part 1 of this interview with WildAid’s Executive Director Peter Knights, we delved into what it will take to win the race for new Chinese thinking and turn the tide on the illegal wildlife trade. In part 2 we tackle rhino farming, corruption, King Pins, and the demise of law enforcement. […]

New Jersey passes historic ban on ivory sales
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New Jersey passes historic ban on ivory sales

Aug 5, 2014

Press release: Born Free USA New Jersey has emerged as a powerful leader, says Born Free CEO Washington, DC -– Governor Chris Christie signed S. 2012 into law today, ending the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn in New Jersey. This bill, introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33) and endorsed […]

IAPF – Rangers risking their lives for Africa’s wildlife

IAPF – Rangers risking their lives for Africa’s wildlife

Jul 31, 2014

By Jamie Joseph We are very grateful for the exceptional work the International Anti-Poaching Foundation is doing to save our wildlife in Africa. But it’s a war out there, so why are the rangers so lesser equipped compared to the global syndicates they’re going up against? About 15 months ago I saw Damien Mander step […]

WildAid: The race for new Chinese thinking

WildAid: The race for new Chinese thinking

Jul 28, 2014

Banner photo: Dex Kotze / Global March for Elephants and Rhinos By Jamie Joseph “When the buying stops, the killing can, too.” WildAid’s mantra, translated into Chinese, has permeated China’s culture and society – a remarkable achievement in the mission to stamp out the US$10b illegal wildlife trade. In this two part interview with Peter […]

New Zealand to strengthen ivory trade laws

New Zealand to strengthen ivory trade laws

Jul 27, 2014

“I’m thrilled that the New Zealand parliamentary committee has supported the petition. Every measure everywhere to stop the trade in ivory which is driving the massacre of elephants is important.” -Helen Clark, United Nations / savingthewild.com Press Release: SPCA A petition mounted by an Auckland schoolteacher has won the support of a powerful Select Committee […]

Will New Zealand ban the ivory trade? Jane Goodall, UN Helen Clark speak out

Will New Zealand ban the ivory trade? Jane Goodall, UN Helen Clark speak out

Jul 21, 2014

Words: Jamie Joseph / Photo banner: Dex Kotze – Global March for Rhinos and Elephants The African poaching crisis is at its worst levels ever, with an elephant killed every 15 minutes for its tusks, fuelled by an insatiable demand for ivory products. Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the […]

Open letter to New Zealand Government: Ivory trade ban
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Open letter to New Zealand Government: Ivory trade ban

Jul 19, 2014

To: Global Citizens, please share this story Prominent New Zealand businessmen and philanthropists, Dr Gareth Morgan and Sir Stephen Tindall, have teamed up with international supermodel and Patron to Born Free Foundation Rachel Hunter, and the Executive Director of SPCA Auckland, Bob Kerridge, to formally urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban […]

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