The Elephant Pricing Scam

by Karl Ammann, Published in Swara – March 3, 2021 In the investigative article below, reproduced with permission, wildlife crime investigator and photographer Karl Ammann exposes corruption, forgery, and fraud on a massive scale in the export of African elephants from Zimbabwe to China. In the image below (Zimbabwe accounts), the Zimbabwe authorities indicate thatContinue reading “The Elephant Pricing Scam”

The Definition of a Wildlife Reserve

In Sept 2009, towards the end of a very serious drought spell, I wrote a feature for SWARA magazine about what I had been seeing in the Samburu and Buffalo Springs Reserves. Livestock had taken over these protected areas, with camels and donkeys often moving without herdsmen in all parts of the reserve. The groundContinue reading “The Definition of a Wildlife Reserve”