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Kickstarter project for The Last Rhino War

Become a backer for Rory Johnston’s latest novel “The Last Rhino War” to help defray professional editing costs of the completed manuscript. We are losing two rhinos per day in Southern Africa due to illegal poaching and his novel digs deep and reveals this awful trade. The project goal is $3000.00 and he has had […]

Katambora Sunset now published

In the 1980s, an era of political turmoil sweeps over Africa, offering opportunity for those who can move with the flow—not always for the better. Among those taking advantage of shifting political alliances are international rhino poachers who begin the rapid eradication of one of Africa’s most magnificent animals for their horns, much sought-after ingredients […]

27 Baby Elephants consigned to death

Zimbabwe’s Cash Strapped Elites do it again: By Peta Thornycroft in Harare and Aislinn Laing in Johannesburg 6:17PM BST 11 Jun 2015 Zimbabwe has angered wildlife activists by announcing it will export 27 captured young elephants to a vast safari park in China, in a bid to raise money for its cash-strapped conservation efforts at […]

Cats, Little Tigers – a Vietnamese delicacy?

I thought I had see it all – Chinese and Vietnamese decimating world’s rhinos, elephants, tigers and PANGOLINS – they can’t even leave domestic cats alone! Imagine sitting down and drooling over Felix? Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Wednesday 4 February 2015 09.56 EST Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats – many believed to […]

Pangolins – it’s not only Ivory and Rhino Horn they are after…

Consider the lowly, tiny Pangolin – otherwise known as a Scaly Ant-Eater. Another of the world’s rarest creatures that has no known medical properties is being driven to extinction by demand from Chinese and Vietnamese users. I don’t think they will stop until they have savagely decimated all the world’s exotic creatures, bears; tigers; rhinos; […]

30 Baby elephants shipped to zoo’s in China

I am sure you will all be very disturbed to read the following press release about the fate of baby elephants being shipped from Zimbabwe to China – as they face an almost certain death sentence. You can read about how this illegal trade in wildlife and poaching started in the 1960s and 70s in […]

Release of Katambora Rising

Hello – Today marks the release of Katambora Rising on web sites worldwide in both Print and Kindle versions. For my friends in the Netherlands, now offers Kindle version only. Katambora Rising – The Second Safari Chronicle, following on from The Sands of Katambora  advances Colin Somerset’s quest to conserve the wilderness and […]

Middelburg – 70 Years after Liberation from Nazi Occupation

Friends – I have just returned from Middelburg, Holland. Saturday 01 November 2014 promised to be an exciting day, culminating in a parade in Dam Square, where my father and his 140 men received the unconditional surrender of General Wilhelm Daser and his 2000 plus troops. However, before the parade I was invited to a […]

70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt

Rory will be traveling to Middelburg, Walcheren Island in the Netherlands at the end of October. He has been invited by the Mayor of the City of Middelburg to assist in a wreath-laying ceremony, honoring those who lost their lives in the Liberation of the City from Nazi Occupation, almost 70 years ago. Rory’s father […]