SA pushes for legal rhino horn trade

By Julian Rademeyer Bangkok, Thailand – South Africa’s environmental Affairs ¬≠Minister Edna Molewa has thrown her weight behind controversial calls for the legalisation of trade in rhino horn. Molewa said¬†for the first time in an interview that she believes it “is the right direction” to take and could be the key to saving South Africa’s […]

Vietnam in denial, blames China for rhino slaughter

By Julian Rademeyer Bangkok, Thailand – The head of Vietnam’s wildlife trade authority has angrily dismissed accusations that his country is the driving force behind the illicit trade in rhino horn, describing them as “bullshit”. He went on to blame China for the slaughter. In a rare interview during the triennial conference of parties to […]

The Kingpin

By Julian Rademeyer This is the face of international wildlife trafficking. Vixay Keosavang is one of the most ruthless and active wildlife smugglers operating in Southeast Asia and Africa today. His activities and those of the Thai nationals he employed to acquire rhino horn, ivory, lion bones, pangolins, reptiles and monkeys for his company, Xaysavang […]