July 9, 2017

Twenty three years ago I met two young men at the turtle beach. My colleagues and I had been investigating and secretly filming the illegal tortoiseshell trade in Sri Lanka for a British prime-time TV series "Animal Detectives". I was co-producing the seven films as we...

June 11, 2017

At first I felt disillusioned by the large number of whale-watching boats carrying hundreds of tourists out to search for the largest creature ever known; the loud rattling engines, revving and spluttering each time a blow was seen in the distance. It was as if the nig...

April 4, 2017

It is my belief WWF provides the cover for the entire pro-trade group. If WWF were to echo Botswana's support for a permanent ban, the rest of the group would lose the authority that keeps it together. Then wild elephants would have a chance.

March 20, 2017

There has been considerable pressure on the UK government to honour two consecutive "total ivory ban" manifesto commitments. Its failure to act doesn't surprise me but it may shock many readers that over the last 30 years the UK's position on the ivor...