Black market ivory: N’bouke jailed

By Julian Rademeyer Emile N’bouke – the ivory carver and shopkeeper referred to as “The Boss” or “Le Patron” by illegal ivory dealers in Togo’s capital Lomé –  has been jailed for 15 months and ordered to pay a fine of US$10,300. The maximum prison sentence allowed for under Togolose law for ivory trafficking  is […]

Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy

Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy airs on BBC Knowledge, DSTV channel 184 on Sunday 27 April 2014 and Sunday 4 May 2014 at 6pm. Julian Rademeyer, author of Killing for Profit – Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade  was one of the people Hardy interviewed on a journey that took him from South Africa to Botswana […]

Killing for Profit shortlisted for South Africa’s prestigious Alan Paton Award

Killing for Profit was shortlisted for South Africa’s most prestigious literary prize for non-fiction, the Alan Paton Award. The book was one of five books that were chosen from an initial longlist of 42 titles. The judges described the book as “thoroughly entertaining and rich in detail and context” and said that all the entries […]

“An astonishing book” – Eli Weiss, host of Voice America’s Our Wild World

Julian Rademeyer talks to Eli Weiss, president of the Wildize Foundation on her weekly Voice America radio show, Our Wild World, about Killing for Profit and South Africa’s worsening rhino poaching crisis. Tweet

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 […]

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 […]