Dr Tammie Matson is a zoologist and author who specialises in species conservation in Africa and Asia, especially elephants and rhinos.
It’s only a few more months til her next book, “PLANET ELEPHANT” hits the shelves in Australia! Subscribe to Tammie’s blog or follow her on facebook or twitter for updates. Here’s a sneak peak of what it’s all about…
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.
To learn more about where to go in Africa on holiday or volunteering, and also how you can get involved in conservation, get in touch with Tammie by clicking here.
Last year Tammie was working on a special project in the Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe. Check it out in the short video below.
On her last trip to Zimbabwe, Tammie captured this rare footage of African wild dogs killing an impala: