Julian Rademeyer wins prestigious conservation award

The BookJulian Rademeyer has won the prestigious Marjan-Marsh Award, bestowed by the Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, for his book Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade.

The Marjan-Marsh Award is given annually to someone who has made an invaluable contribution in a field where conflict and conservation interact. The Marjan Centre is a research group based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, and is supported by an advisory panel of experts that includes Dame Jane Goodall.

Killing for Profit was also one of five books shortlisted for the 2013 Alan Paton Award, South Africa’s most prestigious literary prize for non-fiction.

Rademeyer will receive the Marjan-Marsh award on Tuesday, 4 November at King’s College, London, and will deliver a talk – open to the general public – about the “rhino wars”

“A transformational piece of investigative journalism”

In a press release, the Marjan Centre said: “It is no overstatement to say that the publication in 2012 of the book Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade was a transformational piece of investigative journalism.

“The author, Julian Rademeyer, South African born and resident, risked his own life, after being threatened by traffickers in both South Africa and Laos, to uncover the murky world of the illegal rhino horn market that previously had been shrouded in rumour, myth, fact and fiction.

“2014 is the third year that the Marjan-Marsh Award has been given to a person for making an outstanding contribution to conservation in areas of conflict; it is supported by the Marsh Christian Trust in conjunction with the Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation within the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London.

“In giving the Marjan-Marsh Award to Julian Rademeyer the elements of working in personal danger and insecure environments as well as overall impact, were especially noted.

“The award will be given to Julian on November 4th when he will also give a talk about the ‘rhino wars’ which will include observations about the latest situation: the talk is open to the general public and represents a unique chance to hear not only about one of the most high-profile and emotional issues in conservation today but also from the perspective of a knowledgeable insider.”

Event details

Date: Tuesday, 4 November, 2014

Venue: The War Studies Seminar Room, King’s College, London.

Location: 6th floor. Main Strand campus.

Time: 6pm; it is free and open to the public.


· Main Strand campus is along the Strand, near Covent Garden

· Arrive in Main Reception and continue down passage-way till you see lifts on the left.

· Go to 6th floor; after arrival turn left, and follow round to the Seminar Room on the left

For further questions/directions, please contact Jasper Humphreys: jasper.humphreys@kcl.ac.uk; mobile: +44 781 134 5390


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