September 24, 2016

There is an extraordinary truth to the expression “it’s written all over your face.” It was 1994 and I was an observer at the CITES  Conference in Fort Lauderdale, USA. These huge decision-making events take place every two to three years and attract thousands of gover...

September 5, 2016

I spent a great deal of my life in the late 1980s undercover, following the sound of drills carving out ivory name seals for the Japanese market and crude souvenirs for tourists. Hong Kong ivory traders set up small factories in Africa, the Middle East and across Asia....

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July 9, 2017