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Karl Ammann's CV
|1948||Born in St Gallen, Switzerland|
|1972||Attends St Gall Graduate School of Economics|
|1974||Graduates from Cornell University in hotel management. Moves to Kenya to start work with Intercontinental. Spends six months helping the Zairean government organise the Rumble in the Jungle.|
|1978||Moves to Cairo to manage Hotel.|
|1980||Spends two years in the Masai Mara to do some research on Cheetah resulting in the first photographic title: Cheetah (1984)|
|1983||Sets up ecotourism camp in Maasai Mara.|
|1986||Sets up camp in Virunga Mountains, Rwanda.|
|1988||Sells camps to concentrate on photography. During journey up the Congo river witnesses commecial bushmeat trade first hand.|
|1992||First investigative expedition in Africa, looking into apes orphaned by the bushmeat trade.|
|1995||Initiates campaign with the European Zoo Association leading to a 2 million signature petition being presented to the European Parliament.|
|1997||Wins the Dolly Green award for artistic achievement for his work to publicize the bushmeat issue.|
|1998||Starts research into the "The lost Gorillas of Bondo."|
|1999||Wins the Chimfunshi Pal award in recognition of his work to raise awareness of the plight of chimpanzees.|
|2000||Wins special Genesis Award for the media work in exposing the bushmeat crisis.|
|2003||Eating Apes published.|
|2004||Consuming Nature published.|
Picture Based - Coffee Table BooksCHEETAH, Camerapix Publishers International, 1984.
THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED, Camerapix Publishers International, 1989, Co-editions in French, German and Italian.
DIE GROSSEN MENSCHENAFFEN (PHOTOGRAPHY), BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, Munich 1992.
MASAI MARA, Apa Publications (HK) Ltd. 1993, Insight Topic Series, hard and soft cover.
GORILLAS, Apa Publications (HK) Ltd. 1998, Insight Topic Series, hard and Soft Cover.
LITTLE BULL; Growing Up in Africa's Elephant Kingdom, Sterling Publishing Ltd. New York for Discovery, 1998.
ORANGUTAN ODYSSEY (PHOTOGRAPHY), Harry N. ABRAMS Inc. 1999 with reprint in 2000.
GREAT APE ODYSSEY (PHOTOGRAPHY), Harry N. ABRAMS Inc. 2002.
CONSUMING NATURE, Altisima Press, 2005 (A photographic title).
PARTICIPATING PHOTOGRAPHEREAST AFRICAN WILDLIFE, APA Insight Guide 1989, Principal Photographer.
MALAYSIA - SEVEN DAYS IN MALAYSIA WITH 35 OF THE WORLDS FINEST PHOTOGRAPHERS, Didier Millet Press 1990.
KENYA, APA Insight Guide 1992, Principal Photographer.
THE PHILIPPINES, A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARCHIPELAGO - SEVEN DAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES WITH 35 OF THE WORLDS FINEST PHOTOGRAPHERS, Archipelago Press 1996 and Imprint of Didier Millet.
DAYBREAK 2000, North Word Press 2000.
BOOKS IN PROGRESSTHE AFRICAN ELEPHANT, (photographic coverage to be completed in 2006) University of California Press.
PUSHKAR - THE ULTIMATE INDIAN EXPERIENCE (Photographic coverage completed)
TEXT BASED BOOKS (CO-AUTHOR)THE GREAT APES AND HUMANS, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.
EATING APES, University of California Press, 2003, (Pulitzer Prize Nomination, Classified as Science Book of the Year by The Economist and Discovery Magazine.
AWARDSMEDIA ASIA ADVERTISING AWARDS 1991.
BBC WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, WORLD IN OUR HANDS AWARD FOR FIVE YEARS IN A ROW: 1996-2000.
ANIMAL PORTRAITS 1990.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR 1988.
The CHIMFUNSHI PAL AWARD, For Environmental Issue Photography, 1999.
THE GENESiS AWARD, DOLLY GREEN SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR PHOTOJOURNALISM, Presented by the ARK TRUST Inc, Hollywood California, 1996.
THE GENESIS AWARD, GUEST OF HONOR, Presented by the ARK TRUST Inc. Hollywood California, 2000.
AMERICAN PHOTO, Special Contest Issue N.5, Winner Landscape and Nature.
TIME MAGAZINE HERO OF THE ENVIRONMENT, 2007
SAB ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR, 2008, for the Cairo Connection.
FULL MAGAZINE FEATURESThe New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, GEO France, Germany, Korea, African Geographic, STERN, Asian Geographic, SINRA, International Wildlife, Natural History, Oasis, Terre Sauvage, Natures Best, Outdoor Photography, Nature and many others.
RECENT INTERVIEWSPhotographer Fights African Poaching With Grisly Pictures, National Geographic Online News, September 2004.
Smuggling Apes, Video Feature on YAHOO News, August, 2006.
His philosophies, National Geographic, 2013
Trade Secrets, Southeast Asia Globe, 2014.
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