About the Program: The author presents an inside look at the world's first forensic lab for crimes against wildlife, including wildlife trafficking and killing members of endangered species. the lab is housed at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Call it CSI — for the animal world. But rather than searching your it on your TV directory, check out your local bookstore for “Animal Investigators.” Author Laurel Neme takes you inside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Forensics Laboratory, where scientists are using cutting-edge technology to investigate crimes against wild animals.
Ounce for ounce, things like rhino horn or deer musk can be worth more than diamonds, gold, or cocaine. And while the smugglers and killers have gotten more sophisticated — so have the good guys.
Shelburne author to videotape C-SPAN interview April 16
by Margery Sharp
Shelburne author Laurel Neme will be taping a television interview for C-Span on Tuesday, April 16, at 7p.m. at Shelburne's Flying Pig Bookstore. The public is invited to attend and listen to Neme as she discusses her book, "Animal Investigators: How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species." The book was released for sale on April 7.
Neme's book has created a stir in the study of the protection of endangered wildlife. Several national media have booked Neme for speaking engagements, book signings, and interviews, including an online interview for TIME.com. The foreword to her book is written by Richard Leakey. Several other wildlife naturalists have endorsed the book, including Jane Goodall and the Vermont environmental writer, Bill McKibben.