Dr Tammie Matson is a zoologist and author who specialises in species conservation in Africa and Asia, especially elephants and rhinos.
Her next book “PLANET ELEPHANT” is on shelves now in bookstores in Australia & available online at Booktopia and Amazon. You can buy signed copies right here on her website, along with her previous books at great discounts too! Subscribe to Tammie’s blog or follow her on facebook or twitter for updates. Here’s a sneak peak at the new book…
From the jungles of Borneo, to the civil strife of Assam, to the black markets of Vietnam, Dr Tammie Matson continues her quest to help solve the human–elephant conflict around the world. In this follow-up to her bestselling memoir Elephant Dance, Tammie takes on the black markets of Asia determined to make a difference and break the chains of rhino-horn poaching and the ivory trade. Travelling from her new home in Singapore throughout South-East Asia, she meets presidents and poachers in palaces and back allies journeying to the dark heart of a dark industry. Returning to her beloved Africa, she finds old friends facing rough times. And torn between her passionate commitment to conservation and her precious growing son, Tammie faces her biggest challenge yet, balancing work and family. Thought-provoking, funny and moving, Planet Elephant is the continued story of one woman’s courage and conviction.
Tammie offers free expert advice on where to go and what to do on your African safari. Whether it’s your first journey or your fourth, there’s a safari for everyone. Get in touch here to find out more or click here to learn more about the safaris Tammie recommends.
SYDNEY FUNDRAISING EVENINGS A GRAND SUCCESS!
What a fantastic result during Tammie’s launch of “Planet Elephant” in Australia to see both linked events, the SAVE African Rhinos Gala Dinner and the Taronga Zoo‘s elephant evening, make $50,000 combined for elephant and rhino conservation! Funds from the SAVE Foundation‘s dinner support rhino anti-poaching in the Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe and by the Big Life Foundation, Kenya. Funds from the Taronga fund raiser will support anti-wildlife-trade efforts by TRAFFIC Southeast Asia and Taronga’s Thai elephant conservation work. A great result!
LET ELEPHANTS BE ELEPHANTS – Coming Soon!
Tammie is currently working with Asian TV star and host of Asia’s Next Top Model, Nadya Hutagalung on a project aimed at reducing the illegal ivory trade in SE Asia. Following a behind-the-scenes visit to Kenya to see the elephant poaching in April and a trip to see Bangkok’s flourishing ivory markets, the two women star in a series of webisodes that will be released later this year. Their campaign includes a far-reaching, targeted Asian awareness campaign, “Let Elephants Be Elephants”, with a public service announcement to be aired across the Fox Network from later this year. More details to come soon – “like” us on Facebook to stay updated!
On her latest trip to Zimbabwe, Tammie captured this rare footage of African wild dog puppies!