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 […]

Will China’s race for new thinking save the elephants?

Will China’s race for new thinking save the elephants?

Mar 18, 2015

By Jamie Joseph Over the weekend I caught up with Eric Olander, founder of the China Africa Project and co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast, with hundreds of thousands of followers worldwide. It became clear to me a long time ago that if I was ever going to really get a grip on […]

Saving the last great tuskers

Saving the last great tuskers

Mar 9, 2015

By Jamie Joseph The race is on to save the last great tuskers from poachers and hunters. Read the full story on Virgin Unite. Photo gallery by Craig van Zyl, dedicated to the last great tuskers of Africa.

What are the game changers?

What are the game changers?

Mar 6, 2015

Video interview with Jamie Joseph, founder of savingthewild.com – Originally published on Africa Geographic for World Wildlife Day. Related stories… Dame Jane Goodall: Transform anger into a force for good The only way to turn anger into something good is to be doing something to try and prevent such an atrocity happening again. That’s the […]

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 (EIA), the 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: China’s blood ivory carving factories. Read full story “And in China,” adds […]

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. […]

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