Jorge Pontes

I am so touched by your words about my work. Thanks for the recognition. Your book made my years of devotion worthy. I am impressed with the high level research you did. Congratulations for this outstanding piece of work. I hope thousands of people access your book. Persons like you will surely help saving our mates (wild animals) in our lonely planet´s journey.

Jorge Pontes, head of Interpol Brazil

Terry Grosz

Animal Investigators is not bad….it is outstanding!! My only complaint is that once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down.

Terry Grosz, former FWS Special Agent and author of Wildlife Wars

John M. Sellar

I attended a major international workshop in Thailand last weekend, which brought together experts to consider wildlife crime in Asia. I took Laurel's book with me and read it in the evenings. The workshop participants acknowledged that several areas of wildlife crime are driven by organized and sophisticated criminal groups. In the meantime, Laurel's account of the work of Ken Goddard and his colleagues shows that some of the law enforcement community's response is also highly sophisticated and uses the latest research and technology. I wish there were more specialized forensic scientists and wildlife crime laboratories elsewhere in the world. However, what I think we need most is for wildlife crime to be seen as 'mainstream' crime and for it to receive the priority and attention that it deserves. I'm sure Laurel's work will help further that cause, reinforce the extent of the problems we face, and the effect they are having on biodiversity around the world.

John M. Sellar, Chief of Enforcement Assistance, CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland

George Schaller

Animal Investigators is an excellent book, timely, well-written, and fascinating. And it gives important credit to the USFWS Forensic Lab which has in recent years done outstanding and critical work, as the cases in the book illustrate. I have been a little involved in the shahtoosh wool problem -- the wool of Tibetan antelope -- and the lab has been of critical help in distinguishing antelope from domestic goat. I wish the book well deserved success.

George Schaller, biologist and conservationist

Jeff Corwin

A fantastic, exciting and revealing read! Neme takes us deep into the dark world of wildlife exploitation with a level of thrill and suspense rivaling any episode of CSI, with one exception, Animal Investigators is far from fiction, as these genuine and mysterious crimes against nature are resolved by crafty and determined experts in the fields of wildlife conservation, law enforcement and management.
Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist, producer and television host for Discovery Networks, Animal Planet, Food Network and NBC
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