Financial markets love predictability and hate mixed messages. When messaging is ambiguous, it can send the markets into a tailspin. The same can be said for conservation. To address the threat of the illegal wildlife trade, the message we send must be direct and unwavering.
Chance is a funny thing. It has led to so many important moments in my life, in my relationships, my photography. It was chance that led me to the Bla...
Rhinos are not becoming extinct due to environmental issues or something of natural causes. The largest impact and threat to the rhinos is the critical levels of poaching. They are being killed, illegally, for their horns nearly every seven hours.
One of my favorite films is Casablanca. And there is a particular line that resonates when you listen to people talking about the illicit trade in wildlife: "Round up the usual suspects!"
One of the most ubiquitous elements in English speaking classrooms around the world is the presence of an alphabet chart stating that "E is for Elephant". Imagine the next generation learning their alphabet and "E" standing for elephant is only a concept, not a reality -- the way we learned about the woolly mammoth or dinosaurs
I'm on location at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in Zululand shooting a documentary about the rhino crisis. We are joined by Zulu Princess Latoya Buthelezi, better known in recent years by her stage name Toya Delazy.
The rhino population has been decimated by the growing demand for their horns and the concomitant rise in poaching.
While poaching in KwaZulu-Natal is in fast forward, the prosecutorial system in some areas appears to have gone into reverse.
I had the privilege and opportunity to ask President Obama about what he considers some of his top accomplishments in protecting wildlife, and this interview represents one of the fullest expressions of his views that's been published anywhere on his wildlife protection ethic.
Wildlife got another vital defender - the European Union. The European Commission adopted last week the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, ...
Remarkably, a few priorities have broken through the partisan gridlock as things that appropriators from both parties agree that the U.S. budget should support. For the past few years, wildlife trafficking has been one of those priorities.
The ongoing slaughter of rhinos and elephants for the illegal trade in rhino horn and ivory is such frequent and terrible news that when good news arises, it is worth celebrating. That makes us happy to announce the naming of a baby Southern White Rhino at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy in honor of Ringo Starr.
Six female southern white rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's new Rhino Rescue Center are undergoing reproductive exams this week, in the first steps of a worldwide, collaborative master plan to save the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros from the brink of extinction.
The unlucky orphans end up at Khululu, where the rhinos are raised and eventually released back into the wild in a program reminiscent of the wildly successful David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, in Kenya.
Several years ago, I visited the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa's owner's goal is to set an example of how wildlife can be even mor...
Only three northern white rhinos cling to life on a Kenyan reserve, suggesting that we're not doing all we can to save imperiled wildlife, and that life in a zoo, however brief, is not the hedge against extinction that the zoo industry would like you to believe.