Nine lions close in on Matusadona camp site

Nine lions close in on Matusadona camp site

Aug 3, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Blog 2 in the 14 week mission ‘solving poverty saves wildlife’. Read blog 1 here. 1 August 2015, night of the full moon, was a night the Matusadona game count volunteers will never forget. I was based at HQ with Nigel Kuhn, head of operations for the game count, the first ever […]

Now this is what I call Africa

Now this is what I call Africa

Aug 1, 2015

By Jamie Joseph After a 36 hour journey from Auckland to Perth to Johannesburg to Harare, I landed in Zimbabwe and was immediately dispatched into Africa time. As I waited for my passport to be stamped at border control even the staff looked like they were on holiday. “It’s an attitude test,” I reminded myself. […]

Mission lift off: It takes a village to raise an activist

Mission lift off: It takes a village to raise an activist

Jul 26, 2015

By Jamie Joseph As I write this blog I’m up in the air, flying at an altitude of 12000 metres, three hours into a 36 hour long journey back to Africa, my Motherland. This time last night I was breaking bread with some of my dearest friends in New Zealand, sharing tales of the wild, […]

Best of 2015, so far

Best of 2015, so far

Jul 7, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Towards the end of this month I head back to Africa, my Motherland, and will embark on a 14 week mission: Solving poverty saves wildlife. The future of Africa’s great wilderness is in the hands of unsung heroes and countless small acts of courage; it is in the shared stories of every […]

(Photo gallery) U.S. Government destroys more than a ton of ivory in Times Square

(Photo gallery) U.S. Government destroys more than a ton of ivory in Times Square

Jun 20, 2015

USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade New York – June 19, 2015 – The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the […]

Tanzania: Poaching Steals from Us All

Tanzania: Poaching Steals from Us All

Jun 18, 2015

African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid Launch Anti-Poaching Campaign with Tanzanian Government Public awareness campaign featuring Tanzanian celebrities will be distributed widely across the nation under the tagline “Poaching Steals from Us All” DAR ES SALAAM — African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid, in partnership with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, are launching a new […]

Is the United States doing enough to save the elephants?

Is the United States doing enough to save the elephants?

Jun 8, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Making headlines around the world on 29 May was China’s breakthrough announcement promising the world that they “will strictly control ivory processing and trade until the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products are eventually halted.” I published a follow up article a few days later, and it wasn’t well […]

In the race to save the elephants will the US or China step up first?

In the race to save the elephants will the US or China step up first?

Jun 7, 2015

By Jamie Joseph On the 29th of May conservationists and Global Citizens all over the world were celebrating the Government of China’s announcement that they would eventually halt the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products. This is, so far, the most monumental victory in the fight to save Africa’s elephants, and a […]

War on Greed

War on Greed

May 30, 2015

Dedicated to the memory of Satao (1964 – 30 May 2014) and all of Africa’s wild that have died in the pursuit of man’s greed. 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 […]

Hong Kong public supports ivory ban

Hong Kong public supports ivory ban

May 27, 2015

UPDATE! 29 May 2015: China agrees to phase out its ivory industry to combat elephant poaching 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 […]

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