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 […]

“Of all the books and articles I have read on this subject, this is the best”

“This is a devastating story, born of relentless, thorough investigation”, writes Sue Blaine in her review of Killing for Profit. “Julian Rademeyer spent two years bringing to life this story of corruption, greed and selfish depravity, but also of courage, tradition and honour. “They are all here, the smugglers, the conservationists, the hedonists, the self-sacrificing. […]

“If you want to read a whodunnit, this is the book for you”

Julian Rademeyer chats to Talk Radio 702’s Jenny Crwys-Williams about rhino poaching, organised crime and the sordid underworld of international wildlife trafficking.   Tweet

3rd Degree: Busting the illegal rhino horn trade

3rd Degree with Debora Patta and Julian Rademeyer investigates the illegal rhino horn trade, pseudo-hunting, and  the activities of a ruthless Laotian crime syndicate headed by Vixay Keosavang, the “Pablo Escobar of wildlife crime”. (Be warned, the shows contains upsetting scenes which may disturb sensitive viewers) Tweet

Review: Lifting the veil on rhino poaching’s dastardly cast

Julian Rademeyer is fresh from another wildlife sting operation in west Africa when we meet for coffee in Parkhurst, writes Yolandi Groenewald. Since the release of his book about rhino poaching, Killing for Profit, he is now very much in the thick of exposing wildlife trafficking’s sordid underbelly. “Joburg is pretty much the wildlife-trafficking capital […]

South Africa’s Rhino War

More than 80 rhinos have been killed by poachers in the first six weeks of 2013. At the current rate, poaching levels – which have doubled since 2010 –  could easily exceed the 800 mark by the end of the year. Julian Rademeyer talks to eNCA’s Eleni Giokos about the poaching crisis and the seemingly […]