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For Hugh Paxton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

World faces rhino horn dilemma

Mar 24, 2013

World faces rhino horn dilemma

Wildlife parts are valuable. A general rule of thumb is that the bigger the beast, the bigger the price. You don't get much bigger than a white rhino (3,000 kg). It is the largest grazing (i.e., purely grass-eating) animal that has ever lived. Its ...

Gruesome death stalks the front lines of conservation

Mar 24, 2013

Gruesome death stalks the front lines of conservation

It is one of the most poignant photos I’ve taken during this CITES. We are in Khao Yai (literally, “Big Mountain”), Thailand’s first and grandest national park. Peaks and plunges. Huge trees. Waterfalls. And there are elephants and even a few tigers out there. ...

The host with the most ... broken ribs

Nov 26, 2006

The host with the most ... broken ribs

Take six Japanese, one Chinese, all young, female and studying law at Chuo University in Tokyo. Subtract any experience of participating in a serious road trip across one of the harshest desert environments on the planet. Add a host of potentially alarming variables such ...