Articles by Laurel Neme

Huffington Post: The Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds
Huffington Post: Orangutan Rescue in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem
National Geographic: Abused Circus Tiger Gets Fairy-Tale Ending
National Geographic: Remembering the Woman Who Helped Bears in Distress
Huffington Post: By Legal Means: Protecting Key Orangutan Habitat Through the Courts
National Geographic: Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds Tripa’s Trials: protecting key orangutan habitat through the courts Leuser’s Legacy: how rescued orangutans help assure species survival
Huffington Post: This Elusive Bird Isn't Safe From Traffickers
Huffington Post: For Pangolins, A Long Hard Road to Freedom
National Geographic: Happy Ending for Smuggled Pangolins
National Geographic: Petition Seeks Ban on Trade in Fake Rhino Horn
National Geographic: Even This Incredibly Elusive Bird Isn't Safe from Traffickers
National Geographic: One Country Will Destroy Its Ivory—and Pray for Elephants
National Geographic: Myanmar Feeds China’s Pangolin Appetite
National Geographic: Elephants Win as Hong Kong’s Leader Says It Will Ban Ivory Trade
National Geographic: New Protections For World's Largest Population of Giant Manta Rays
National Geographic: Why Shutting Down China’s Ivory Trade Won’t Be Easy
National Geographic: How the International Trade in Geckos Is a Scam
Huffington Post: Chinese Researchers Explore Options for Ivory Ban
National Geographic: Chinese Researchers Explore How to Implement Ivory Ban Latin American illegal wildlife trade exploding in scope and scale
Huffington Post: Take it to the People: Model for an Ivory Sales Ban
Huffington Post: Unraveling Latin America's Illegal Wildlife Trade
Huffington Post: Hong Kong Open to Closing Ivory Trade Markets
Huffington Post: In Latin America, Illegal Wildlife Trade Explodes
National Geographic: Model for an Ivory Sales Ban: Take it to the People Journey to oblivion: unraveling Latin America’s illegal wildlife trade
National Geographic: Hong Kong ‘Open-Minded’ to Banning its Ivory Trade
National Geographic: Three-Year Timeline of Ivory Milestones in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Huffington Post: How Legal Markets Fuel Ivory Smuggling in Hong Kong
National Geographic: How World's Largest Legal Ivory Market Fuels Demand for Illegal Ivory
Huffington Post: Saving Elephants One Kid at a Time
National Geographic: Ripple Effect: Saving Elephants One Kid at a Time
Undercover Video Confirms Hong Kong’s Retail Market Is “Front” for Smuggled Ivory
Moomah Magazine: Doing Unto Animals: Taegen Yardley - Saving Elephants One Kid at a Time
National Geographic: East African Smugglers Push Ivory Out of the Continent
National Geographic: Elephant Killings in Chad’s Signature Park Cause Alarm Wildlife forensics unmask poachers and traffickers
National Geographic: Two Nations Show Good News, Bad News for Africa's Elephants
National Geographic: To Stem Thriving Online U.S. Ivory Market, Stronger Laws and Enforcement Needed, Says Author of New Report
National Geographic: Speaking up for Elephants: Reflections on Vermont’s Ivory Sales Ban Hearing
National Geographic: Citizens Spur States to Ban Trade in Ivory and Rhino Horn
National Geographic: Ethiopia Burns Entire 6.1-Ton Ivory Stockpile
National Geographic: Will Mobilization of Military Forces Stop Elephant Poaching in Cameroon
National Geographic: Circus Lions Rescued in Peru, Headed for New Home in Colorado
National Geographic: U.S. Indictment Accuses South African Brothers of Trafficking Rhino Horns
National Geographic: Endangered Orangutans Gain from Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market World Ranger Day: honoring our wildlife protectors
National Geographic: For Rangers on the Front Lines of Anti-Poaching Wars, Daily Trauma
National Geographic: Hong Kong Set to Incinerate 29.6-Ton Ivory Stockpile in Largest Destruction to Date
National Geographic: Brazilian Investigators Cracking the Case of Missing One-of-a-Kind Snake
National Geographic: In Hong Kong, Kids Take Action to Stop the Illegal Ivory Trade
National Geographic: Good News for Animals in Nepal: A Full Year Without Poaching
National Geographic: London Summit Intensifies Battle Against Wildlife Crime
National Geographic: New WildLeaks Website Invites Whistle-Blowers on Wildlife Crime
National Geographic: Elephant Foster Mom: A Conversation with Daphne Sheldrick
National Geographic: Ivory Mandala: A Fitting Memorial from the U.S. Ivory Crush
Los Angeles Times: Terrorism and the Ivory Trade (OpEd)
National Geographic: Al Shabaab and the Human Toll of the Illegal Ivory Trade
National Geographic: A Powerful Weapon Against Ivory Smugglers: DNA Testing
National Geographic: Chaos and Confusion Following Elephant Poaching in a Central African World Heritage Site
National Geographic: Did Polar Bears Really Lose at CITES?
National Geographic: New Promises Follow Elephant Slaughter in Chad and Cameroon
Elephant and Rhino issues to be debated at CITES 16th Conference of Parties
CITES 40th Anniversary: Reflections of CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon
Overview of the CITES 16th Conference of Parties: Interview with CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon
National Geographic: A Young Voice for Elephants: Celia Ho
National Geographic: Poachers Capitalize on Chaos in Central Africa
National Geographic: Elephants in Cameroon and Chad face Imminent Threat
National Geographic: Elephant Poachers Caught in Chad, Protection Efforts Stepped Up
Rescued Elephant Orphan Adopted by New Herd (on Animal Planet's "Animals in the News" Blog
Elephant slaughter continues in Chad, another baby rescued
President of Chad sends troops after elephant poachers
Dozens of Elephants Massacred in Chad
Protecting Mexico's Feathered Treasures
The dark side of new species discovery
Herpetology curator: behind-the-scenes of 'new species' discoveries
Seahorses Under Stress
Covert Creatures: The Clandestine Lives of Seahorses
Shop so Orangutans don’t Drop
Dung Beetles: Nature's Cleanup Crew
Bird vs. Machine: How Wildlife Forensic Science Prevents Crashes
Dung Beetles: A Sewage SWAT Team
The Forgotten Bear
Cambodia's Wildlife Pioneer: Saving Species and Places in Southeast Asia's Last Forest
Coral Reef Opera
Operation Jaguar: Poaching and Human-Wildlife Conflict
Pet trade, palm oil, and poaching: the challenges of saving the 'forgotten bear'
Interpol's Wildlife Crime Working Group Meeting, Forensic Science Medicine & Pathology Journal
Wildlife's Most Wanted
The secrets of animal TV: many nature shows rely on unethical tactics
Teaching orangutans to be wild – orangutan rehabilitation
The Problem-Solving Ape: What Makes Orangutans Special and Why They are Threatened
Undercover for Animals: On the Frontline of Wildlife Crime in the US
Animal Planet's "Animals in the News" Guest Blog
Operation Jaguar: Busting a Poaching Ring
Determining which birds cause airplanes to crash: an interview with a feather expert
Frogs and friends at risk from booming global wildlife trade
The role of wildlife conservation in human health
The biology and conservation of declining coral reefs, an interview with Kristian Teleki
Amazing reefs: how corals 'hear', an interview with Steve Simpson
Dangerous and exploitative: a look at pet wild cats
Top officials busted in Amazon logging raids, but political patronage may set them free
The changing nature of illegal logging - and illegal logging investigations - in Brazil's Amazon
Tiger farming and traditional Chinese medicine
An interview with Rhett Butler
Mexico has big role in the illegal parrot trade


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Animal Investigators by Laurel Neme


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