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ARE RHINOS ABANDONED BY ALL BUT SOUTH AFRICA?

ADAM CRUISE IN THE WORLD:.ENVIRO ARTICLES
Published in The Daily Maverick on 29th October, 2014

It looks like South Africa is going to break another record: 2014 is set to exceed 2013’s 1,004 rhino poached. But sadly, it’s not as though the nation is sitting back and doing nothing – far from it. And yet the scourge continues, thanks to a lone chink in the South African armour.

From the groundswell of the nation’s citizens to the various multi-governmental agencies, South Africans are doing their level best to halt the rampage. Just last week in the Kruger Park, where most of the rhinos met their demise, 24 poachers were arrested and a number of others were shot in a joint operation with the SA Police and SANParks rangers. This brings the number of poachers apprehended in 2014 to over 120.

There is, however, a lone chink in the South African armour. Unfortunately, it’s a substantial chink – the penchant for the SA government to push for a legal trade is a misguided hope that it would torpedo the illegal trafficking of rhino horn. Such messages merely confuse consumers as to whether or not it’s morally right to buy the product.

And herein lies the rub. As long as there are consumers consuming, rhinos will continue to get slaughtered. Therefore it’s the world, not South Africa, where the solution to this horror truly lies.

This sentiment is echoed by the South African Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, who in an interview with VICE News stated that it was “important never to lose sight of the fact that there could be faster attainment results if we involve those Asian countries.”

John M. Sellar OBE FRGS, former Chief of Enforcement at the CITES Secretariat and currently a leading anti-smuggling, fraud and organised crime consultant (including for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime) also believes that the real fight lies outside South Africa. Sellar maintains, in an article posted on LinkedIn entitled ‘Is This Really the Best We Can Do? that “since the demand for the horns of these animals originates on another continent, the dedication, and often considerable courage, shown by South African park rangers, police, customs, military, prosecutors and other officials can only go so far.” In order to really tackle the problem, South Africans “need the support of their counterparts abroad.” Such support, unfortunately, has not exactly been forthcoming.

It all boils down to a lack of co-operation in dealing with a trade that is now regarded as one of the largest and most lucrative global crimes. But while Molewa et al are concentraing on the demand in China and Vietnam, and rightly so, it is also the trade in the West, particularly the USA, that is of grave concern. Smugglers bring horn and cargo in through poorly policed ports and take advantage of legal loopholes that exempt antiques and some hunting trophies from the ban on trading elephant ivory and rhino horn. Worse, when agents do manage to snare a wildlife smuggler, the courts are often lenient.

“Our nation hasn’t prioritised wildlife trafficking,” said David Hayes, a former Interior Department deputy secretary, who serves as vice chair of an advisory panel for wildlife trafficking formed by President Obama. A major part of the problem, Hayes said in an interview with the Washington Post, “is the lack of inspections at our ports.”

There are fewer than 330 inspectors and agents posted at strategic US ports of entry, something that hasn’t changed since agency’s law enforcement branch was formed 30 year ago. Since then, international wildlife trafficking has grown from almost nothing into a criminal colossus worth an estimated R200 billion per year, making it the fourth-largest­ global illegal market after drugs, weapons and human trafficking.

Rhino horn, much like ivory, cannot be imported into the US without a federal permit,  unless it’s an antique of 100 years or more old. However, there is a gaping loophole – hunting trophies. Although the US has recently banned the sale of elephant and rhino tropies from some countries, notably Zimbabwe and Tanzania, where it has deemed that the animals are unsustainable for sport-hunting purposes, it still allows the practice from others like South Africa, a nation that encourages hunting as a form of eco-tourism and conservation. The trophies – that are essentially tusks and horns – are strictly for personal use, but owners who tire of the trophies may put them up for sale to collectors at an auction. At $45,000 for just a pound of rhino horn, who wouldn’t tire of their trophy? As a result there is a burgeoning trade for these products at antique auctions right across America, with criminals clutching the usual fake documents weighing in heavily on the action.

While the Obama administration in 2013 belatedly issued an executive order to plug  such loopholes, it’s a case of too little, too late, and the willingness is not really evident with one official telling the Washington Post that they have a better job to do than chase after what is still perceived as cases with a low crime priority.

Sellar highlights such unwillingness in the events following the CITES Rhino Enforcement Task Force that met in Kenya in October 2013. During that meeting, which included representatives from 21 countries including the USA, China and Vietnam, it was recognised that organised crime networks, like the infamous Irish syndicate The Rathkeale Rovers, were operating in a wide range of countries from the UK to Australia.

The Rovers achieved notoriety for their snatch-and-grab thefts at museums and other nations, by yanking rhinoceros horn from exhibits, forcing museums across Europe to replace the exhibits with replicas.

All this is removed from the actual poaching taking place in South Africa. In fact, Sellar points out that many of poachers themselves come from beyond South Africa’s borders, mainly Mozambique, whilst citizens of the Czech Republic, Thailand and Vietnam have all participated in fraudulent hunting expeditions within the country.

This realisation led to an agreement at the Kenya meeting for the creation of a directory of the 21 nations present in order to facilitate rapid communication and enable law enforcement officials to realise, for example, that in one particular country the focal point might be in the police, whilst in another it might be in customs. The simple importance of such a directory, states Sellar, is “if the police in Johannesburg need to contact counterparts in, let’s say, Malaysia, we can probably be confident they will be able to find the right phone number or email address.”

In short, all the CITES Secretariat required was for each representative nation to provide information for a comprehensive list. Just a name, email address, phone and fax number of the department most likely to handle rhino-related crimes, whether it’s the CITES, environmental authority or the police, etc.

This is essentially something that takes less than a minute to compile, but each country  was given a little more time. They were allowed to submit details no later February 2014, a whole 3-4 months. By July, however, a reminder had to be issued by the Secretariat. Only in October was the directory finally published. It took a full year, or 1,000 dead rhinos.

But that’s not all…only nine nations were on the list (or eight since, as Sellar argues, South Africa doesn’t count). In other words, 14 countries failed to send their details; and before you correct my arithmetic, Sellar reveals that two of the nine were not even at the Rhino Task Force meeting. “Apparently [they] were interested enough to demonstrate their preparedness to assist, if need be. So stand up and take a bow, Greece and Japan!”

While China, the Czech Republic and Mozambique submitted their information [What this tardiness and shocking lack of compliance reveals, in this most straighforward of operational tasks, is that the world doesn’t care a fig about rhinos. South Africa will remain fighting a losing and very lonely battle to save the species. As Sellar concludes about the world’s response: “In the race to catch up with criminals, our feet are not even on the starting blocks.”

 

 

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TRADE SANCTIONS FOR THREE COUNTRIES OVER ILLEGAL IVORY POACHING

Published in National Geographic on 19th January 2016

WHY RHINO POACHING ISN'T HIGH ON THE CITES AGENDA

Published in National Geographic on 14th January 2016

SOUTH AFRICA AN OUTLIER ON IVORY TRADE POLICIES

Published in National Geographic on 13th January 2016

MORE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS MAY BE SOLD TO CHINA THIS YEAR

Published in National Geographic on 1st January 2016

TIGER EYES, CROCODILE PENIS: IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER IN MALAYSIA

Published in National Geographic 18th December 2015

NEW PRESIDENT TAKES TOUGH ACTION ON CORRUPTION - IS THIS THE TURNING POINT FOR TANZANIA'S ELEPHANTS?

Published in The Dodo on 10th December 2015

CHINA PLEDGES TO DO MORE - BUT IS IT ENOUGH TO SAVE ELEPHANTS FROM POACHING

Published in National Geographic on 8th December 2015

CARNAGE! THE BUSINESS OF KILLING ELEPHANTS

Published in The Dodo on 23rd November 2015

HUNTERS HOLD AFRICA'S WILDLIFE TO RANSOM

Published in News24 and Africa Geographic on 21st November 2015

IS TROPHY HUNTING HELPING TO SAVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS?

Published in National Geographic on 17th November 2015

ELEPHANT POACHERS TAKE AIM AT SOUTH AFRICA'S FAMED REFUGE

Published in National Geographic on 13th November 2015

FOR NATIONS LAX ABOUT IVORY SMUGGLING, AN EASY PASS

Published in National Geographic on 19th October 2015

ZIMBABWE FAILS TO PUNISH CECIL'S KILLERS

Published in the Rand Daily Mail on 15th September 2015

HUNTERS BAGGED 10,000 LIONS IN AFRICA SINCE 2003, TROPHY DATA SHOW

Published in National Geographic 24th August 2015

HOW TO SAVE ELEPHANTS:OBLITERATE ALL IVORY STOCKPILES SIMULTANEOUSLY

Published in National Geographic on 17th August 2015

 

CAT OUT OF THE BAG: TROPHY HUNTING FUELS LION BONE TRADE

Published in National Geographic Voices (Cat Watch) on the 5th August 2015

ZIMBABWE SAYS CECIL THE LION HUNT WAS DEFINITELY ILLEGAL

Published in News24, Yahoo News & SA Breaking News on 3rd August 2015

NAMIBIA SAYS NO TO DESTROYING ITS HUGE STOCKPILE OF IVORY AND RHINO HORN

Published National Geographic Voices 27th July 2015

DEATH OF ZIMBABWE'S BEST-LOVED LION IGNITES DEBATE ON SPORT-HUNTING

Published in National Geographic Voicees (Cat Watch) 21st July 2015

SPORT HUNTERS KILL ZIMBABWE'S BEST KNOWN LION

Published in News24 20th July 2015

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TAKEN TO COURST OVER RHINO HOR TRADE MORATORIUM

Published in National Geographic Voices 15th July 2015

EU BANS HUNTING TROPHIES AS WORLD BANK SPONSORS SPORT-HUNTING IN MOZAMBIQUE

Published in Times Live 14th July 2015

CAN KILLING MORE ELEPHANT ACTUALLY HELP TO SAVE THEM?

Published in National Geographic News 8th July 2015

COLLAPSE OF TANZANIA'S ELEPHANTS JUSTIFIES US BAN ON TROPHY HUNTING

Published in News24 8th July 2015

WILL SYNTHETIC HORN SAVE OR DESTROY WILD RHINOS?

Published in News24 8th July 2015

SHOULD WE BREED CAPTIVE LIONS TO SAVE WILD ONES?

Published in Getaway Magazine July 2015

FIGHT TO STOP 27 ELEPHANT CALVES TO A CHINESE CIRCUS PARK

Published in Rand Daily Mail 23rd June 2015

 CRISIS MANAGEMENT: WORLD EXPERTS GATHER IN CAPE TOWN TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO RHINO POACHING

Published in Rand Daily Mail 8th June 2015

CANNED OR CAPTIVE HUNTING - A PLAY ON WORDS

Published in Mail & Guardian 4th June 2015

SILVER BULLET? THE SOLUTION TO THE RHINO POACHING CRISIS

Published in Rand Daily Mail 1st June 2015

SAVING WILDLIFE FROM THE SPECTRE OF TRADE

Published in National Geographic 28th May 2015

IS SA SEEKING TO DOWNLIST LIONS IN ORDER TO TRADE IN LION BONES?

Published in Envrionment News Services on 26th April 2015

CONFLATING THE FIGURES: ZIMBABWE ATTEMPTS TO JUSTIFY SELLING OFF ITS BABY ELEPHANTS

Published in News24 on 15th April, SA Breaking News 16th April and a longer version in Cape Argus on 21st April, 2015

ZIMBABWE HUNTING REVENUE DOWN THANKS TO US BAN...OR IS IT?

Published News24 on 6th February, 2015

WILDLIFE ABDUCTED FROM HWANGE NATIONAL PARK FOR CHINESE ZOOS

Published in Africa Geographic on the 28th November, 2014

THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE: CHINA AND TANZANIA DECIMATE ELEPHANTS

Published in Cape Times 11th November and Saturday Star 12 November, 2014

BEYOND HEALING: LET'S GET REAL ABOUT THE TRADE IN RHINO HORN

Published in Eye Witness News 14th November, 2014

ARE RHINOS ABANDONED BY ALL BUT SOUTH AFRICA?

Published in Daily Maverick 29th October, 2014

ELEPHANTS UNDER SIEGE - ZIMBABWE PUSHES FOR US BAN ON HUNTING TO BE LIFTED

Published in The Cape Times on 20th October, 2014

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE EU'S DOGS AND CATS

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 17th October, 2014

ECCE ANIMOT (BEHOLD THE ANIMAL)

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 12 October, 2014

CONSERVATION OFFICIALS ON THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA

Published in the Cape Argus on 28th July, 2014

REGARDLESS OF RESISTANCE, SA WILL STILL TRADE HORNS

Published in The Saturday Star on 21st June, 2014

BANNING THE SALE OF IVORY IN THE US: A MORAL DILEMMA

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 21st June, 2014

GUARDIAN ANIMALS: CHEAPER AND MORE EFFECTIVE

Published in Farmer's Weekly on 7th June, 2014

BRAZIL SCORES A GREEN GOAL FOR THE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 2nd June, 2014

SA ELEPHANTS AT RISK AS MINISTER IGNORES INTERNATIONAL OPINION

Published in www.sabreakingnews.co.za on 28th May, 2014

SHARK CONSERVATIONIST STRIPS NAKED TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST SHARK CULLING

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 7th May, 2014

PETA: 26 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER FLY AIR FRANCE

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 28th April, 2014

WILDLIFE: A NEW CHAPTER IN ZIMBABWE'S LAND GRAB

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 23rd April, 2014

ZIMBABWE'S ELEPHANTS STARING DOWN A BARREL

Published in www.sabreakingnews.co.za on 17th April, 2014

EU TO UP THE ANTE AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

Published in www.sabreakingnews.co.za 14th April, 2014

WHY LITTLE BELGIUM'S IVORY CRUSH WILL HELP SAVE THE MIGHTY ELEPHANT

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 11th April, 2014

ZIMBABWE'S PRESIDENTIAL ELEPHANTS EMBROILED IN NEW SAGA

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 2nd April, 2014

PARIS WILTS UNDER A CLOUD OF POLLUTION

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 17th March, 2014

UPROAR! THE GLOBAL MARCH AGAINST CANNED LION HUNTING

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 15th March, 2014

KENYA GETS A BOOST IN TACKLING DEFORESTATION

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 24th February, 2014

CHAD THE LATEST COUNTRY TO DESTROY ITS IVORY

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 24th February, 2014

THE THREAT OF FRACKING LOOMS LARGE OVER SOUTHERN AFRICA'S DESERTS

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 21st February, 2014

AFRICAN NATIONS AGREE TO A 10-YEAR MORATORIUM ON IVORY SALES

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 13th February, 2014

WHY GO VEGAN?

Published in www.yebostudents.co.za on 11th February, 2014

FRANCE'S IVORY CRUSH VERY ENCOURAGING SAYS JANE GOODALL

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 6th February, 2014

THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: AN ACCIDENTAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUP

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 2nd February 2014

CAPE TOWN CITY OPENS ITS FIRST 100% VEGAN CAFÉ

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 1st February 2014

INDIA, ISRAEL, EU & SAO PAOLO BAN TESTING ON ANIMALS

Published in www.greenactionnews.net on 1st Febraury 2014

IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE, MR. EUSTACE

Published as a letter in the Natal Mercury 30th January, 2014

HONG KONG TO DESTROY ONE OF THE LARGEST STOCKPILES OF IVORY

Published in Daily Maverick 29th January 2014 & www.greenactionnews.net 24th January 2014

GLOBAL WARMING: A PHILOSOPHER'S SOLUTION

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 22nd January, 2014

THE ANNUAL JAPANESE DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS UNDERWAY

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 21st January 2014

THE NOTORIOUS GANG OF EIGHT: THE COUNTRIES MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF ELEPHANTS

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 21st January, 2014

HORN OF CONTENTION: THE ECONOMICS OF THE RHINO HORN TRADE

Published in the Weekend Argus 18th January 2014 and www.greenactionnews.net 15th january 2014

AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH AFRICA KILL SHARKS TO PROTECT BATHERS

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 13th January, 2014

CHINA CRUSH SIX TONS OF IVORY - BUT IS IT ENOUGH?

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 7th January, 2014

RHINO DEATHS REACH RECORD HIGH IN 2013

Published in www.greenactionnews.net 2nd January, 2014

TROPHY HUNTING IN THE SPOTLIGHT (AGAIN)

Published in Green Action News, 19th December, 2013

REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL ACTION COMMITMENTS TO CITES OF THE GANG OF EIGHT

Published in www.conservationaction.co.za, 16th December, 2013
 

MAKE SURE YOUR SAFARI HAS THE RIGHT GREEN CRED

Published in Green Action News, 13 December, 2013

 

THE BOTSWANA SUMMIT - A MAD DASH TO SAVE THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT

Published in Green Action News, 10th December, 2013
 

ANIMALS: THE QUESTION OF ETHICS

Published in Wild card online http://www.wildcard.co.za/blog.htm?action=view-post&id=4679 17th October, 2013
 

REPRESENTING ELEPHANTS

Published in the Daily News, Sri Lanka 17th October 2014; Port Elizabeth Herald; The Times Live; www.thegreentimes.co.za; The Cape Times and The Daily News 10th, 11th, 16th & 17th October, 2013
 

IT'S NOT JUST ASIA OR AFRICA WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT

Published on 'Razor's Edge' online critical debate on www.conservationaction.co.za 8th October, 2013

 

WITHOUT OTHER ANIMALS WE ARE INCOMPLETE

Presented at Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference, University of Cape Town, 1st September 2013 and Animal Studies Round Table at the University of the Western Cape, 3rd September 2013

 

BOOK REVIEW - AFRICA'S FINEST

Published in Premier Magazine, September 2013
 

CITES - INEPTITUDE IN AN IVORY TOWER

Published in the Cape Argus, 12th August, 2013
 

DON'T TAKE OUT THE DEAD WOOD

Published by SA4X4 Magazine - my column ''Cruise Mission' August, 2013
 

WHO WILL GAIN IN THE SALE OF RHINO HORN?

Published by the Weekend Argus 13th July, 2013
 

ELEPHANT PLIGHT COULD OVERTAKE RHINO CRISIS

Published in the Cape Argus, Monday, 1st July, 2013
 

LET'S GET SENTIMENTAL

Published in the Cape Argus, Tuesday, 18th June, 2013
 

 IT'S TIME FOR SOUTH AFRICA TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE POACHING MILITIA

Published in the Cape Argus, 30th May, 2013
 

A NEW ETHIC FOR ELEPHANTS

Published in the Cape Argus Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013 under the title "Poaching should be seen as an act of war"
 

PEOPLE NOT HADEDAS ARE A THREAT TO URBAN PEACE

Published by the Weekend Argus, Sunday 17th March, 2013

CITES WANTS TO LIFT THE BAN ON RHINO HORN TRADING
 

THE RHINO NEWSMAKER OF 2012? YOU BET.

YOU BET.Published in The Weekend Argus, 26th January, 2013
 

THE QUESTION OF VULNERABILITY MAKES SOME ANIMALS MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

Presented at the Animals Studies Round Table Colloquium at the University of the Western Cape, 2nd November, 2012

 

 

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ADAM CRUISE IN THE WORLD:. ENVIRONMENTAL ARTICLES & PAPERS
This is where I pin my colours to the mast.  My aim as a wildlife journalist is to batter away at the accepted establishment until our (humans) respect for things that are beyond selfish pursuits becomes entrenced into our collective psyche. The articles are published with the environment and (other) animals in mind.
 

EXCLUSIVE: FOOTAGE SHOWS YOUNG ELEPHANTS BEING CAPTURED IN ZIMBABWE FOR CHINESE ZOOS

Co-published with Christina Russo in The Guardian on 3rd October 2017

Rare footage of the capture of wild young elephants in Zimbabwe shows rough treatment of the calves as they are sedated and taken away...READ MORE

 

ELEPHANTS AND MANGO CROPS SAVED IN DIFFICULT RESCUE NEAR KRUGER

Published in News24 and IOL on 12th September 2017

Three bull elephants were saved from being shot and further damage to mango orchards averted after the bulls broke through the fences of a game reserve bordering the Kruger Park, raiding local farms and affecting human infrastructure...READ MORE

 

LION TROPHY HUNTING: THE DEATH OF XANDA IN ZIMBABWE

Published in News24, SABreaking News, The Star and eTurbo News on 1st August 2017

The death of Cecil’s son, Xanda at the hands of trophy hunters on 7 July is mired in confusion. He was shot just outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, near the spot his father had been killed by American bow hunting dentist, Walter Palmer...READ MORE

 

DOZENS OF LAOTIAN ELEPHANTS ILLEGALLY SOLD TO CHINESE ZOOS

Published in The Guardian on 25th July 2017

Dozens of elephants from Laos are being illegally bought by China to be displayed in zoos and safari parks across the country, according to wildlife investigator and film-maker, Karl Ammann...READ MORE

 

MOLEWA'S LION BONE QUOTA SENDS THE WRONG CONSERVATION MESSAGE

Published in the Daily Maverick on 7th July, 2017

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has permitted an annual sale of 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions. Conservation organisations say the quota has been instituted without proper scientific investigation into the potential negative impact on wild lion populations...READ MORE

 

SA IGNORES OUTCRY AND GIVES GO AHEAD TO SELL 800 LION SKELETONS TO ASIA

Published in News24 on 27th June 2017

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has blatantly ignored public opinion by formally approving the export of 800 lion skeletons to Asia this year. This in spite of international condemnation from conservationists and local stakeholders...READ MORE

 

MORE ELEPHANTS POISONED IN ZIMBABWE'S HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

Published in News24 on 22nd June, 2017

More than 14 elephants, including a mother and her young calf, have been poisoned in and around Zimbabwe’s premier game reserve, Hwange National Park. Most of the poisoned elephants died near the south of the park. Some had their tusks hacked off. The others were found outside the northern sector of the park in state forestry land...READ MORE

 

TEN MORE ELEPHANTS POINSONED BY POACHERS IN ZIMBABWE

Published in The Guardian on20th June 2017

Ten elephants, including a mother and her young calf, have been found poisoned in and around Zimbabwe’s premier game reserve, Hwange national park. Six of the animals died in the south of the park last week; some had their tusks hacked off. The others were found outside the northern sector of the park in state forestry land...READ MORE

 

HOW A REMOTE INDONESIAN ISLAND IS RECLAIMING ITS FISHING HERITAGE BY RESTORING RUINED CORAL REEFS

Co-published with Leila Ezzat in National Geographic on 14th June 2017

Along with the spectre of global warming and ocean acidification, decades of dynamite fishing, the use of chemicals, sewage and agricultural run-off, plastic debris and poor or inactive governance are decimating coral reefs within the world’s epicentre of marine biodiversity known as the Coral Triangle...READ MORE

 

SECTERT FOOTAGE OBTAINED OF THE WILD ELEPHANTS SOLD INTO CAPITIVITY IN CHINESE ZOOS

Co-published with Christina Russo in The Guardian on 6th April 2017

 

Last year more than 30 young elephants were captured from the wild in Zimbabwe and flown by plane to China. The elephants – some reported to be as young as three – were dispersed to a number of zoos throughout the country, including the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, the Beijing Wildlife Park and the Hangzhou Safari Park, according to conservationists.

 

But what are their lives like now?...READ MORE

 

 

FROM HI-TECH TO THE ECCENTRIC: KRUGER PARK PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS TO COMBAT POACHING

Published in National Geographic on 31st March 2017

Vultures wheel in the hot humid air. The sighting is followed by the smell of rotting flesh. We are getting close. The African bush is dense at this time of year after a season of summer rains making progress difficult. The thick foliage increases the danger of a sudden wild encounter too. Elephants and buffalo were seen earlier and aggressive black rhino are known to charge out of the bush seemingly from nowhere...READ MORE

 

GOOD NEWS FOR ELEPHANTS: CHINA'S LEGAL TRADE IN IVORY IS 'DYING' AS PRICES FALL

Published in The Guardian on 30th March 2017

The wholesale price of raw legal ivory has dropped by almost two thirds since China, the world’s largest ivory importer and trader, announced plans to close down its domestic market, according to new research...READ MORE

 

MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS AS THE KRUGER PARK CONTINUES SHOOTING ITS BUFFALO

Published by Times Live, SA Breaking News, Bulawayo24, and more on 13 March 2017

Confused explanations at a public meeting in Skukuza on Saturday are concerning stakeholders as the Kruger National Park forges ahead with its program of shooting buffalo as part of a sustainable offtake program that does not appear to have clear objectives...READ MORE

 

DOES LONG-OVERDUE RHINO POACHING STATS RELEASE POINT TO BIGGER ISSUES?

Published in News24 20th February 2017

The fate of South Africa’s rhinos continue to hang in the balance as the South African government dithers over releasing rhino poaching statistics...READ MORE

 

ELEPHANTS IN CRISIS: MP'S ACCUSE GOVERNMENT AND EUROPE OF DRAGGING THEIR FEET OVER IVORY BAN 

Published in The Guardian on 8th February 2017

The UK and EU, the world’s largest exporters of legal ivory, have been accused of not doing enough to save Africa’s fast disappearing elephant populations...READ MORE

 

GOVERNMENT TIGHT-LIPPED ON RHINO POACHING STATS

Published in News24, SA Breaking News on 6th February 2017

The Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Edna Molewa, has been tight-lipped about rhino poaching statistics for 2016, amid claims of rhino horn trafficking within her own government. Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, who runs the country’s intelligence services, was implicated in trafficking rhino horn late last year...READ MORE

ARMED HERDERS INVADE KENYA'S MOST IMPORTANT WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY

Co-published with Bibi Van Der Zee in The Guardian 2nd February 2017

Thousands of heavily-armed herders are invading conservancies, private properties and smallholdings in Laikipia, one of Kenya’s most important wildlife areas, as they search for pasture for their cattle...READ MORE

 

US HUNTERS AUCTION BIG FIVE HUNTS FOR FUNDS TO LOBBY TRUMP FOR PRO-HUNTING STANCE

Published in News24 31st Janauary 2017

Safari Club International (SCI), America’s most powerful hunting lobby group, will auction the lives of 280 South African animals to raise funds to lobby the Trump Administration against measures protecting threatened species like elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard...READ MORE

 

WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING: THE SORDID CONNECTION

Published in Daily Maverick 10th January 2017

 

The shadowy collusion of South Africa with Mozambique, Laos and Vietnam is satiating Asia’s great thirst for illegally trafficked wildlife...READ MORE

 

ZIMBABWE SHIPS LIVE ELEPHANTS TO WILDLIFE PARKS IN CHINA

Co-published with Christina Russo in The Guardian 23rd December 2016

More than 30 wild elephants were being readied on Friday evening for an airlift from Zimbabwe to captivity in China, according to wildlife advocates. The founder of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Johnny Rodrigues, said on Friday that their plane was still at Victoria Falls airport because officials could not find scales big enough to weigh the animals, which were confined inside heavy crates. But once that was accomplished, he added, “they’re gone”...READ MORE

 

MIXED FORTUNES FOR MARINE SPECIES AT CITES CONFERENCE

Published by Submerge Magazine December/January edition

At the triennial two-week summit of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held in Johannesburg in September/October this year, there were mixed fortunes among proposals to protect certain marine species...READ MORE

 

McDONALDS NOW LOVES CAGE-FREE EGGS

Published on IOL on 29th November 2016

Following an online petition of over 18 000 concerned customers and additional pressure from a number of local animal protection groups earlier this year, McDonald's South Africa has announced plans to switch to eggs from 100 percent cage-free chickens by 2025...READ MORE

 

IVORY TRADING NATIONS EXPOSED

Published in iAfrica, SA Breaking News, Africa Geographic, Cape Argus, ENS News, News24 on 28th November 2016

The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report, but other major offenders avoided censure as they failed to provide information or seize any ivory. Three years ago there were just eight but now the countries most implicated in the illegal ivory trade  have grown  almost fourfold...READ MORE

 

ZIMBABWE PLANS TO SELL ITS IVORY STOCKPILE, EXCEPT...IT CAN'T

Published in Business Day on 17th November 2016

 

Zimbabwe’s environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri wants to sell her country’s supposed $10bn ivory stockpile to China using a possible international legal loophole. However, experts say that not only is the minister misinformed that such a loophole exists, but her assessment of the size and value of her nation’s stockpile is grossly overestimated...READ MORE

 

BABY ELEPHANTS FROM ZIMBABWE HEADED FOR CHINESE ZOOS

Published in News24 on 7th November 2016

Thirty seven baby elephants forcibly taken from their mothers in the wild in Hwange National Park are about to be flown to Chinese zoos, despite an international outcry against previous exports. A number of the baby elephants from similar shipments in 2012 and 2015 died shortly after arrival and two of the elephants now awaiting shipment have already died...READ MORE

 

THE FATE OF AFRICAS ELEPHANTS HANGS IN THE BALANCE AFTER CoP17

Published in SA Breaking News 7th October 2016

A golden opportunity to stop the catastrophic decline of Africa’s elephants had been missed as CoP17 wrapped up in Johannesburg on Wednesday...READ MORE

 

EUROPEAN UNION ACCELERATES THE DEMISE OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

Published in SA Breaking News 4th october 2016

Despite a surprise endorsement from Botswana, a proposal for a permanent ban on international trade in elephant ivory was defeated by the crucial bloc vote of the European Union at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)READ MORE

 

BREAKING: PRO-IVORY TRADE COUNTRY'S CHANGE OF HEART UPENDS ELEPHANT DEBATE

Published by National Geographic 3rd October 2016

In a dramatic switch the country with the world’s largest population of elephants, Botswana, urges a ban on ivory trading...READ MORE

 

SAVING THE KING OF CARDINALFISHES

Published in Submerge Magazine Oct/Nov edition

 

The future of a beautiful coral fish from a remote archipelago in Indonesia will rest entirely on a decision made in Johannesburg in September/October. In February 1920, while on a three-year field expedition to the Celebes Sea, a Swedish zoologist by the name of Walter Kaudern collected two specimens of an exquisite little silver and black striped cardinalfish somewhere among the remote bays of the Banggai Archipelago off Sulawesi in Indonesia...READ MORE

 

IVORY TRADE MECHANISM REJECTED IN HEATED DEBATE AT CoP17

Published in Africa Geographic 27th September 2016

 

Yesterday Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe’s recommendation for the adoption of a Decision-Making Mechanism (DMM) for a future trade in ivory was roundly rejected by parties, led by outspoken opponents Burkina Faso, Kenya, Republic of Congo and Chad...READ MORE

 

NEW SURVEY OF AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS REVEALS CATASTROPHIC DECLINES

Published in ATC News 27th September 2016

 

Africa’s elephant population has declined by 110 000 in the last 10 years, mainly due to poaching according to a new report presented by African Elephant Specialist Group at COP 17. Africa now only has 415 000 elephants based on population estimates from a wide range of sources – including data from the pan-African survey on savanna elephants by the Great Elephant Census...READ MORE

 

MEMBERS OF THE US CONGRESS URGE US DELEGATES TO SUPPORT PERMANENT BAN ON THE IVORY TRADE

Published by ETN 24th September 2016

Fifty-four members from both houses of the US House of Representatives sent a letter today to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, urging the United States to vocally and strongly support the highest level of protections for African elephants at the upcoming Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa...READ MORE

 

PRINCE WILLIAM SAYS IT'S NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE TO BUY AND SELL IVORY

Published by Environment News Service on 23rd September 2016

In a live satellite feed from London to invited audiences in Johannesburg and Toyko ahead of the major Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, which opens Saturday in Johannesburg, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, said that the world has a chance to make a stand and “that it is no longer acceptable to buy and sell ivory.”...READ MORE

 

EUROPEAN UNION PUTS AFRICAN ELEPHANTS IN JEOPARDY

Publushed by ATC News 23rd September 2016

 The first act of the EU as a full member of The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), may well jeopardise the future of African elephants. At the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) which opens in Johannesburg on Saturday 24th of September, the European Union will not vote as individual member states but as a bloc which, according to a decision taken the European Commission on 1st of July, means they will oppose a total ban on international trade in ivory...READ MORE

 

 

THIS POPULAR AQUARIUM FISH MIGHT VANISH FROM THE WILD

Published in National Geographic 16th September 2016

The tropical setting is postcard perfect. A palm tree on a deserted white beach surrounded by turquoise water imprints itself on my mind as I roll backward off the boat in full scuba gear. Just six feet underwater a rich coral bed stretches out as I pass through clouds of multicolored reef fish...READ MORE

 

CAN CITES COPE WITH THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE?

Published in Daily Maverick 12th September 2016

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is increasingly expected to control the estimated $19-billion illegal trade in endangered plants and animals. However, a recent paper for the South African Institute for International Affairs think tank notes that CITES is a treaty among nations, established to regulate legal trade, and is neither self-executing nor legally binding...READ MORE

 

GOOD NEWS FOR ELEPHANTS AS IUCN VOTES TO CLOSE DOWN ALL DOMESTIC IVORY MARKETS

Published in News24, Safarious & Africa Geographic 12th September 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii – On Saturday, September 10th world government and NGO representatives voted at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Hawaii urging governments to close down their domestic ivory markets...READ MORE

 

ELEPHANT NUMBERS ACROSS AFRICA DECREASE BY A THIRD IN JUST SEVEN YEARS - SURVEY

Published in News24 31st August 2016

A pan-African survey of African savannah elephants has revealed declines of a staggering 30% – 144 000 elephants,  between 2007 and 2014 in the areas covered by the survey...READ MORE

 

 

WHY SOME COUNTRIES DON'T WANT TO DO MORE TO PROTECT ELEPHANTS

Published in National Geographic 24th August 2016

That African elephants are in deep trouble has been widely publicized in recent years. They’re being poached at an unsustainable rate, and their numbers have dropped from 600,000 a decade ago to some 400,000 today.That’s why next month’s meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is critical..READ MORE

 

 

SA WANTS TO RESUME THE TRADE IN IVORY

Published in Traveller24 8th July 2016

 

A working document requesting commercial exports of ivory will be submitted at the next Conference of the Parties (CoP17) of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to be held in September-October in Johannesburg...READ MORE 

 

SOUTHERN AFRICA HOLDS THE REST OF AFRICA TO RANSOM OVER IVORY TRADE

Published in Africa Geographic 30th June 2016

South Africa, along with Namibia and Zimbabwe, will not be joining 29 other African nations in calling for a total ban on ivory sales – in fact, they are about to do the opposite...READ MORE

 

IN FIGHTING ILLEGAL IVORY, EU LAGS BEHIND

Published in National Geographic on 17th June 2016

While China and the United States have taken steps in recent months to shut down their ivory markets, conservationists say that the European Union has been dragging its feet...READ MORE  

 

HOW A HUNTING RESERVE BECAME A SNOW LEOPARD SANCTUARY

Published in National Geographic on 15th June 2016

For the elusive snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan, a satisfying meal consists of an ibex or an argali. As it happens, these wild relatives of goat and sheep—bearers of spectacular, curved horns—are also the quarry of trophy hunters...READ MORE

 

SOUTH AFRICA AND KENYA SEEK CONSENSUS ON IVORY TRADE

Published in National Geographic on 3rd June 2016

South Africa and Kenya will hold talks with other African countries to find a common position on ivory trade ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg in September-October...READ MORE

 

SAVING ELEPHANTS: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT BURNING IVORY

 Published in News24 30th April, 2016

Kenya will burn 105 tons of ivory on Saturday 30 April – the largest destruction of ivory in Africa’s history and seven times the size of any ivory stockpile destroyed so far. This action is intended to send a strong message that ivory trade must be effectively banned in order to save elephants from the catastrophic effects of poaching experienced over the past decade...READ MORE

 

 

IS THE END FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S FAMED URBAN BABOONS?

Published by National Geographic on 22nd April 2016

Few large cities in the world can boast such natural splendor as South Africa’s Cape Town—lauded not only for its dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes but also for the wildlife living in and around it. Some of its most visible and intriguing creatures are roughly 500 chacma baboons...READ MORE

 

ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT ON ALARMING SCALE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Published in National Geographic on 6th April 2016

A chunk of territory in southern Africa about the size of France has long been considered one of the last strongholds of the African elephant. The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, better known as KAZA, straddles Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe and was believed to hold as many as 250,000 elephants...READ MORE

THE EFFECTS OF TROPHY HUNTING IN FIVE OF AFRICA'S ICONIC WILD ANIMALS IN SIX COUNTRIES

Published for Conservation Action Trust in April 2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC), states “that well-managed trophy hunting can provide both revenue and incentives for people to conserve and restore wild populations, maintain areas of land for conservation, and protect wildlife from poaching.”...READ MORE

 

LION CULLING: A PARADOX OF BANNING TROPHY HUNTING

Published in News24 and Annamiticus on 30th March 2016

Recent reports say that one of Zimbabwe’s largest private wildlife areas, Bubye Valley Conservancy, is suffering from an overpopulation of lions. The conservancy has more than 500 lions and has warned that its lion population has become unsustainable and that it may even have to cull around 200 individuals...READ MORE

 

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY: TACKLING TRAFFICKING

Published in News24, Africa Geographic and iAfrica 3rd March 2016

A child born today will see the last wild elephants and rhinos die before their 25th birthdays.” This was the statement made this week by Karmenu Vella, the European Union Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. “Wildlife trafficking is a major threat to our sustainable future, and we need to fight it on several fronts,” he said...READ MORE

 

MINING DIRECTOR BUSTED FOR ELEPHANT POISONINGS

Published in National Geographic on 27th February 2016

The managing director of a Zimbabwe mining company, Godfrey Nyakudya, has been fingered as the kingpin behind elephant killings with cyanide during the past three years. More than 300 animals died this way for their ivory in Hwange National Park between 2013 and 2014, and 100 more across the country last year. The effects of cyanide on elephants that drink water or eat food laced with it are horrific...READ MORE

 

IS WILDLIFE FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA GOOD FOR CONSERVATION?

Published in SA Breaking News and Traveller 24 on 17th February 2016

An 18-month national study on the wildlife ranching sector of South Africa by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), an NGO that protects southern Africa’s threatened wildlife species, has found that wildlife farming as a whole is benefiting biodiversity in South Africa.But the study has highlighted some contentious conservation and livelihood outcomes within the industry as well...READ MORE

 

RHINO POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA DECLINING, BUT TOO SOON TO CELEBRATE

Published in Annamiticus on 23rd January 2016

South Africa has announced its first decrease in rhino poaching since 2007: “We are pleased to announce that for the first time in a decade the poaching situation in South Africa has actually stabilised and considering that this is in the face of a relentless rise of poaching activity into protected areas – this is good news,” South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa said...READ MORE

 

SA OPPOSES BURNING OF IVORY STOCKPILES

Published in News24 on 19th January 2016

 

South Africa opposed a resolution that lauded CITES for supporting the destruction of government stockpiles of ivory seized from poachers and traffickers. It asserted that CITES acted out of turn by encouraging governments to destroy their ivory...READ MORE

 

TRADE SANCTIONS FOR THREE COUNTRIES OVER ILLEGAL IVORY POACHING

Published in National Geographic on the 19th January 2016

 The international community has taken new steps to stem the illegal ivory trade, responsible for the killing of some 30,000 African elephants every year. Last week in Geneva the busiest ever meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the body that regulates the international trade in endangered species, concluded with concrete outcomes for combating the ivory trade...READ MORE

 

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IT'S LIKE NIGHT & DAY - DIVING AFTER HOURS

 

Published in Submerge Magazine April/May 2015

 

SHIWA NG'ANDU - HOME OF THE ROYAL CROCODILE

 

Published In Indwe, SA Express' In-flight Magazine April, 2015

 

 

KALAHARI ELDORADO - THE SEARCH CONTINUES

 

Published in SA4x4, March 2015

KALAHARI ELDORADO

 

Published in SA4x4, February 2015

 

SODWANA

Published in Indwe, SA Express' in-flight magazine, Dec 2014

F.O.M.O: THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT

Published in Submerge Magazine, Oct/Nov 2014

MPUMALANGA: THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

Published in Indwe, SA express' Inflight Magazine, October 2014

STAR SPANGLED BOTSWANA

Published in Indwe, SA express' Inflight Magazine, September 2014

GREEN WASHING

Published in Premier Magazine, July 2014

HOOKED ON HOEDSPRUIT

Published in Indwe, SA express' Inflight Magazine, July 2014

ZAMBIA: THE WILD HEART OF AFRICA

Published in Indwe, SA express' Inflight Magazine, May 2014

BON APPETIT!

Published in Premier Magazine, April 2014

ANGELS IN FLIGHT

Published in Indwe, SA Express' Inflight Magazine, January 2014

 SPIRITUAL TRAVEL

Published in Premier Magazine, December 2013

THE ESSENTIAL FESTIVE WINE LIST

Published by Indwe, SA Express' Inflight Magazine, December 2013

BEACH, BUSH & BRAAI

Published in Premier Magazine December, 2013

CAPE TOWN DIVING - THE ART OF SOPHISTICATION

Published in Submerge Magazine Dec/Jan 2013-14

DIVE MAFIA

Published (again) in Submerge Magazine Dec/Jan 2013-14

PRIVATE LODGES

Published in Premier Magazine, October, 2013

BLOEMFONTEIN - A CAPITAL PLACE

Published in Indwe, SA Express In-flight Magazine, October 2013

KIMBERLEY: MORE THAN JUST A BIG HOLE

Published in Indwe, SA Express In-flight Magazine September 2013

SWAZILAND

Published in Premier Magazine, September 2013

TRAPEZING OVER CORSICA

Published in the Weekend Argus, 22/23 June, 2013

BAY OF PLENTY

Published in Indwe, SA Express in-flight magazine, June, 2013

 OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Published in Premier Magazine, May, 2013

THE BEST OF CAPE TOWN'S BEST

Published in Premier Magazine, April, 2013

CIRCLING SILVERTIPS

 Published in Submerge Magazine Extreme Edition April/May 2013

 INTO THE UNKNOWN

Published in Submerge Magazine Extreme Edition April/May 2013

 CYCLONE PSYCHO

Published in Submerge Magazine Extreme Edition April/May 2013

 LOUIS BOTHA: APARTHEID ARCHITECT OR FATHER OF THE NATION

Published in The Weekend Argus, Saturday, 23rd March 2013

 A SOUTH AFRICAN SCUBA SAFARI

Published in Premier Magazine, February, 2013

ZANZIBAR BIZARRE

Published in Blue Train Magazine, December, 2012

NOORDHOEKED

Published in AbouTime, 1-time airlines in-flight magazine, October, 2012

 THE OTHER KGALAGADI

Published in SA4x4 October, 2012

PHOENIX RISING: INTRODUCING THE NEW HARARE

Published in AbouTime, 1-time airlines in-flight magazine, September 2012

HAVE CHILDREN, MUST TRAVEL

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2012

NEW DAWN OVER ISANDLWANA

AUGUST, 2012

TRAVEL INDIA BY WAR HORSE

SUNDAY, 6TH MAY, 2012

MAFIA: AN ISLAND YOU CAN'T REFUSE

MAY, 2012

WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?

SUNDAY, 8 APRIL 2012

HEAVY GOING: THE TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER

SUNDAY, 1 APRIL 2012

THE SHARKS OF ALIWAL SHOAL

 FRIDAY, 2 MARCH 2012

THE ONE PIECE OF GEAR YOU REALLY CAN'T DO WITHOUT

THURSDAY, 1 MARCH 2012

LAZING ON THE RIVER

FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2011

RODRIGUES - A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2011

A SADDLED SAFARI

 SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2011

THE KAROO: WORLDS INTERTWINED

FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2011

WHAT GOT YOU INTO SCUBA DIVING?

TUESDAY, 31 MAY 2011

EXPEDITION COMPLETE: REFLECTIONS OF AN OVERLAND TRIP

SATURDAY, 30 APRIL 2011

CORSICA: A MEDITERRANEAN SECRET

SUNDAY, 3 APRIL 2011

MOSEYING ABOUT IN MOZ

THURSDAY, 31 MARCH 2011

MUCKING IT IN MOZAMBIQUE: ESTUARINE DIVING IN POMENE

TUESDAY, 1 MARCH 2011

MALAWI: AFRICA'S BROKEN HEART

MONDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2011

OUT OF THE SMOLDERING ASHES: ZIMBABWE POST-2008

MONDAY, 31 JANUARY 2011

RODRIGUES: A VISIT TO MAURITIUS'DISTANT RELATIVE

SATURDAY, 29 JANUARY 2011

CHASED BY THUNDERSTORMS ACCROSS THE KALAHARI

FRIDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2010

PUTTING THE WILD INTO WILDERNESS

TUESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2010

THE KAOKOVELD "CRUISE-ADE"

SUNDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2010

SHIPS, SHARKS AND THE SHOAL

FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2010

LIONS, SNAKES AND GREMLINS

THURSDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2010

KAROO TO KALAHARI

TUESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2010

TOFO: MOZAMBIQUE'S HOTTEST SPOT

TUESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2010

CRUISING WITH THE CRUISES

SATURDAY, 31 JULY 2010

SCUBA DIVE SARDINIA

SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2009

THE EXHILARATION OF ICE DIVING IN THE ALPS

TUESDAY, 30 JUNE 2009

THE THRILL OF THE CHASE: A HORSE SAFARI IN THE OKAVANGO

TUESDAY, 30 JUNE 2009

NAMIBIA - TIMELESS EDEN

SATURDAY, 20 JUNE 2009

MEDJUMBE: A WISP OF WONDERLAND

WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL 2008

SARDINE RUN: THE GREATEST SHOAL ON EARTH

SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2007