Archive for the ‘Wildlife Journalism’ Category

My Thrillable Hours Interview

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Jodi Ettenberg runs a great site called, chronicling her inspiring and nomadic life outside law. She just posted an interview of me on Thrillable Hours, her new series highlighting lawyers (and former lawyers) doing unconventional things. Here’s the interview.

The Serpent King, Foreign Policy

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

To close out 2010, Foreign Policy asked me for a piece on the Anson Wong case and its implications for international wildlife trade and crime policy.  After spending three years on him for National Geographic (The Kingpin, Jan. 2010) it was a welcome opportunity to reflect on the man, the story, and changes over the past year in Malaysia.  Here’s the Foreign Policy piece (The Serpent King), including some possibly surprising conclusions.  Even if my writing bores you check out these amazing photos…

In Malaysia, to close out 2010, the new Wildlife Conservation Act, which passed in August, has gone into effect, and the wildlife department (PERHILITAN) claims it now has more enforcement officers in the field (though it says that every time there is any mention of wildife trafficking in Malaysia, and never gives supporting figures.)

Bryan Christy “the Dumbest Guy in the Room.”

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Here’s an interview of me out today on by Dan Slater: 

Lots of lawyers leave law for writing. But in the annals of journalism trajectories, Bryan Christy’s career is unique

Dan is himself a fallen lawyer and really had some surprising under-the-skin questions.  Check out LongForum.