In my 2011 Vanity Fair piece, I describe how Johnny Rodrigues made a 24-hour video of a water hole at Hwange Park in Zimbabwe which showed that each species came to drink in its turn, and the predators didn’t kill on their prey. Every animal’s right to access to the life-giving fluid was respected. Johnny …Read More
The introduction of cyanide into poachers’ killing methods is a new low, and the global outrage was as instant and huge as that over the Assad’s use of sarin on the women and children of Syria’s. This must be the reason why the poachers were swiftly caught and given 15 years, and unusually high sentence …Read More
to kill elephants at water holes in Hwange Park in Zimbabwe. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/25/20689560-poachers-poison-90-elephants-with-cyanide-in-zimbabwe-wildlife-park?lite
This is where Johnny Rodrigues took Gullaume Bonn, Ron Beinner and I around for a day and we saw the bones of dozens of slaughtered elephants and he made a 24-video of a waterhole that showed that each species came to drink in its turn, …Read More
this is an important effort for the elephants whose success will depend on how many participate in it, so join the march nearest you.
Stand up for #elephants on Friday October 4th and join The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s International March for Elephants.
Organised through our iWorry campaign, the March will see 15 cities across the globe …Read More
Vanity Fair Magazine,
The rains in Rwanda had let up last December when Dian Fossey was murdered in her cabin in the mountains, but by the time I arrived, a few months later, they were coming down hard, twice a day. The airport at Kigali, the capital, was socked in. Through the ciouds I caught …Read More
New Yorker, February 6, 1984
ZAIRE is a big, young, troubled country that takes up almost a million square miles on the western side of sub-Saharan Africa, below the bulge. Formerly called the Belgian Congo, it is eighty times the size of Belgium, whose colony it was until 1960. For the past eighteen years, it has …Read More
and Andrew Revkin’s blog about it, with a kind appreciation of my 2010 Vanity Fair piece, “Agony and Ivory”
mornin’ musiclovas, tidebuckas, soldiers of love. Here’s a song I wrote for the elephants, a musical version of the message in “Agony and Ivory,” my piece in the August Vanity Fair. Any way we can get the word out. We got to pull out all the stops.
This is just a raw cut to get it …Read More
“Back in l993 Harold Marcus and I went to Mogadishu and snuck behind enemy lines and interviewed General Mohammed Farah Aidid, who had a $25,000 price on his head, put on it by the U.N., because of his fighters’ slaughter the Pakistani peacekeepers. I slept in a room in a sweltering house that belonged …Read More