• 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.


Al Jazeera: Discussing the wildlife trafficking underworld

Julian Rademeyer joins Quyen Vu from Education for Nature Vietnam, Teresa Telecky from Humane Society International and Lisa Fletcher, host of Al Jazeera’s The Stream, for a discussion on wildlife trafficking, armed conflict and the ruthless criminal syndicates that are driving a lucrative and deadly trade in rhino horn, ivory and animal parts. Visit the show’s […]

Verpligte leesstof tref tussen die oë

Maak jou gereed vir ’n riller oor wildstropers, wapensmokkelaars, moordenaars, korrupte politici, diplomate, wildboere, jagters, prostitute en ’n klomp uitvaagsels sonder wie die wêreld ’n beter plek sou wees, skryf Magda Swart in Beeld. Was dit maar ’n storie deur een of ander slim skrywer, sou ’n mens wonder waar hy aan sy ryke verbeelding […]

Reuters: A deadly year for Africa’s rhinos

Reuters looks back at 2012, a year in which record numbers of rhinos were slaughtered for their horns. Tweet

Morning Live from Julian Rademeyer on Vimeo.

A “sophisticated…no-holds barred” read

Julian Rademeyer speaks to Samm Marshall on SABC2’s Morning Live programme about the murky world of rhino poaching and organised crime. Tweet