Trade secrets: Karl Ammann

Southeast Asia Globe Interview – June 18, 2014 Swiss-born photojournalist and wildlife activist Karl Ammann has been investigating the illegal trade in wildlife products for more than three decades. On the phone from Kenya, Ammann spoke to Southeast Asia Globe about staying out of trouble and his disillusionment with the authorities’ efforts to clamp downContinue reading “Trade secrets: Karl Ammann”

Inside Tiger Farming: A Long Chain of Profiteers

Swiss-born journalist and wildlife activist Karl Ammann has been investigating the illegal trade in wildlife products in Africa and Southeast Asia for 30 years.  In this blog post, he discusses what he documented with hidden cameras while investigating the booming Asian trade in tiger parts.  Ammann’s findings were aired on Spiegel Television in Germany andContinue reading “Inside Tiger Farming: A Long Chain of Profiteers”

Apprehending Ivory Traffickers: A Conservation Fairy Tale?

Apprehending Ivory Traffickers: A Conservation Fairy Tale? By Karl Ammann with Erick Kaglan Published in http://www.noanimalpoaching.org 2013-12-18 In December 2012, Malaysia announced the discovery and confiscation of the largest illegal ivory shipment ever—six tons of raw tusks hidden among teak planks in a shipping container from Togo (alternative news reports talked of 24 tons).  InContinue reading “Apprehending Ivory Traffickers: A Conservation Fairy Tale?”

Bilder einer sterbenden Welt (Images of a dying world)

September 17, 2009 Von Thilo Thielke Die Kamera ist seine Waffe gegen Wilderer: Der Schweizer Naturfotograf Karl Ammann dokumentiert mit seinen Aufnahmen die gnadenlose Jagd auf aussterbende Tierarten. Er führt einen fast aussichtslosen Kampf – auch weil Verlage lieber heile Welt als drastische Bilder zeigen. Der Mann ist ständig auf Achse. Steht unter Strom. GeradeContinue reading “Bilder einer sterbenden Welt (Images of a dying world)”