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Book Cover to ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS, Paperback Edition, by Laurel Neme, PhD

ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS, How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species
By Laurel A. Neme, PhD

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Will AM 580 Illnois Public Media PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, May 29, 2009
1:06 pm

Animal Investigators: How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species

Laurel A. Neme, Ph.D., International Consultant Specializing in Natural Resource Management

 
Kojo Nnamdi Show PDF Print E-mail
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“Kojo Nnamdi Show,” WAMU-FM
Aired: Tues. May 19, 2009, 1:00PM
4000 Brandywine NW
Washington, DC  20004
(30 minutes, live) Audio options available on their website

KOJO Nmamdi Show

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Wildlife CSI (broadcast Friday, May 1st, 2009; 3:20-4:00 PM EST)

Host Ira Flatow

www.sciencefriday.com/feeds/radio/

CSI: Animal Kingdom Can DNA evidence prove that a walrus was poached? Who is responsible for taking down illegal caviar traffickers? A scientist from an animal forensics lab in the U.S. and a National Fish and Wildlife special agent talk about busting crimes against non-human species.

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New Hampshire Public Radio, Word of MouthNew Hampshire Public Radio, Word of Mouth (radio interview)

CSI Animal Investigators

By Virginia Prescott on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

article: http://www.nhpr.org/node/24528

Diamonds, guns, slaves and drugs may be the billion dollar black markets that we hear about, but animal trafficking is the third most lucrative criminal activity in the world. Illegal animal brokers and merchants are notoriously difficult to track down, but one Oregon crime lab has devoted itself entirely to the cause.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the first and only forensics lab in the world dedicated just to animals. It’s dealt with more than 10,000 cases from all over the world in the past twenty years. Journalist Laurel Neme followed some of the poachers, processes and prosecutions in her new book Animal Investigators.

Catching California’s poachers can be tough since so few game wardens patrol such a vast stretches of wilderness. So officials are trying something new. In a scene straight out of a television CSI crime show, game wardens and scientists are using DNA analysis and other high-tech measures to protect California’s wildlife. KQED’s David Gorn reports. Click here to listen at the Public Radio Exchange.

(Photo by Steve Stevens via Flickr/Creative Commons)

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Vermont Public Radio - http://www.vpr.net/episode/45886/

Wildlife CSI

Investigating illegal wildlife trafficking

VPR Web Screen ShotWildlife smuggling is a $20 billion-a-year business and the third-largest illegal trade worldwide. Dr. Laurel Neme is an international resource management consultant who lives in Huntington, Vermont. She's just written a book about the world's first and only CSI lab for wildlife, the Clark R. Bavin U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon.

We'll talk with Neme about the emerging science of animal forensics -- in which investigators must distinguish from among 30,000 species, often with only a few hairs, a bit of blood or powdered remains as clues.

Jane Lindholm, Laurel Neme, Susan Keese

We'll also hear from Col. David LeCours, Director of Law Enforcement for Vermont Fish and Wildlife, about how the demand for rare animals impacts our region. And we'll learn what we can do to discourage the illegal trade in protected animals.

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Meet The PlanetMeet the Planet (10 min radio interview), aired April 24

http://www.meettheplanet.org/showguests.htm

Audio File:

http://www.meettheplanet.org/audio/042409.mp3

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Culture Shocks Web Screen ShotCulture Shocks (40 min radio interview), aired April 24 (episode #1394)

Illegal wildlife trafficking is worth an estimated $20 billion a year behind drug and human trafficking; Animal Investigators documents this black market business.

http://www.cultureshocks.com/shows/2009/04/24/laurel-neme/

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Write the Book (radio interview), May 4 - http://writethebook.podbean.com/

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“Science, Health and Healing” on WBAI-FM (Pacifica) – June 2
 
“Dr. Shawn – The Natural Vet" Martha Stewart Radio Sirius PDF Print E-mail
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“Dr. Shawn – The Natural Vet” on Martha Stewart Radio Sirius 112/XM 157 - July 28
 
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Oregon Public Broadcasting, Morning Edition (radio interview).  Air date TBD. - http://www.opb.org/radio/
 


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