• Tipping Point: Organised crime and the ‘war’ on poaching

    More than six thousand rhinos have fallen to poachers’ bullets in Africa over the past decade. Driven by insatiable demand in Southeast Asia and China, rhino horn has become a black market commodity rivalling gold and platinum in value. In two reports for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, Julian Rademeyer – author of […]

  • CNN – The inner workings of the illegal wildlife trade

    CNNi’s Robyn Curnow talks to author Julian Rademeyer about the illegal rhino horn trade in South Africa. Tweet

  • CNN – Killing for Profit

    CNN correspondent Nkepile Mabuse examines a shocking video of an international wildlife trafficking syndicate’s activities and chats to Julian Rademeyer about his investigations. 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

A terrifying true story of greed, corruption, depravity and ruthless criminal enterprise.

On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This book is the story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld where merciless syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize. It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save rhinos - which have existed for more than 50 million years.
Killing for Profit is a meticulous and devastating account of one of the world’s most secretive trades. It exposes poachers, scoundrels, gangsters, conmen, mercenaries, killers, gun-runners, diplomats, government officials and kingpins behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the frontlines of the rhino wars to the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River.

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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 from Julian Rademeyer on Vimeo.

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 […]

Morning Live with Leane Manas from Julian Rademeyer on Vimeo.

Morning Live discusses Killing for Profit

Julian Rademeyer discusses  Killing for Profit, with Leane Manas on SABC 2’s Morning Live programme… Tweet

Operation Lock’s Secret

This is one of the operational reports compiled in June 1989 by Colonel Ian Crooke, the leader of Operation Lock, an ill-fated covert plan to combat rhino poaching and assassinate rhino horn dealers in Southern Africa. The strange tale is the subject of two chapters in Killing for Profit. Crooke, a decorated  SAS veteran led […]