Karl Ammann's Connections

Karl Ammann's Connections

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Karl Ammann's Connections
  • Bangui Connection

    Everybody knows elephants are hunted for their tusks. However in Central Africa a lot of hunting goes on where the ivory is the by-product and the meat is smoked and marketed and brings in more income then the tusks. In capitals like Bangui a kilo of smoked elephant meat sells for U$ 5 and an ele...

  • Kinshasa Connection

    When American zoos claimed that the new 34 primates from the Congo had been rescued from the bushmeat and pet trade, Karl Ammann looked into it. Karl shows conclusive evidence that while zoos often claim to be a Noah's Ark, these imports from the wild to stock zoos that our children visit actuall...

  • Cairo Connection

    A seizure of 5 chimpanzees coming from Egypt in Nairobi airport unexpectedly launches Karl into a decade long investigation of a widespread ape slave trade network. The Nairobi seizure leads Karl, beginning in Nigeria, to follow a trail of hundreds of chimpanzees and gorillas that have been smugg...

  • Medan Connection

    Fashion trends, by their very nature, come and go. Reptile skins are in fashion. Where they come from and how they are produced is still largely a mystery. Even some of the main fashion houses like Gucci or LVMH do not have adequate control over their supply chain. The end result is the producing...

  • Mong La Connection

    In Myanmar, a country where human rights are routinely violated, Karl must fight even harder for the rights of animals. In an area run by a former drug lord he finds the illegal consumption and trade of wildlife and wildlife products in Mong La, on the Myanmar side of the border, a seething hotbe...

  • Hanoi Connection

    The world is waking up to the high levels of rhino poaching taking place across Africa and South East Asia. The HANOI CONNECTION reports on the trade in rhino horn, from poaching on the plains of Africa to investigating the size of the market for rhino horn in South East Asia with surprising resu...