“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

Apartheid’s Secret

The latest archive document…In January 1996, Judge Mark Kumleben – the chairman of a commission of inquiry into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn in South Africa – released his report. It ran to more than 200 pages and, despite the dry legalese, read like a thriller. It found that the South African […]

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 […]

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 […]

The story that exposed the Xaysavang syndicate…

Chumlong Lemtongthai

Wildlife trafficking trail trail leads to SA safari man 21 July 2011 By Julian Rademeyer (Media24 Investigations) Johannesburg – A South African lion breeder and safari operator has emerged as a key supplier of millions of rands worth of rhino horn to a ruthless southeast Asian wildlife trafficking syndicate. Marnus Steyl, 37, allegedly stood to […]