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Dr. Laurel Neme has camped in the Kalahari, investigated walrus carcasses on Alaska's Bering Sea beaches, and gotten lost in the Amazon jungle with the Brazilian Federal Police--all in pursuit of knowledge and a better story. She is the author of ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS: How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species, a "CSI for wildlife" that has been featured on ABC News NightlineC-SPAN, and NPR's Science Friday.


Laurel is also the author of Orangutan Houdini, a children’s picture book that tells the true story of an ape who outwits his zookeeper friend. 

Animal Investigators tells an amazing story about concerned scientists and forensic teams working to solve the murder mysteries that all too often are overlooked: the poaching and smuggling of endangered species.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE Founder - The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Think CSI: Wilderness. Laurel Neme’s book gives us a new set of heroes, in the labs of the Fish and Wildlife Service, and reminds us of one of the uglier set of villains on the planet, the traffickers in wildlife.

Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature