Catching Criminals

Stopping Wildlife Poachers & Smugglers

Wild Tales

Captivating Stories and Intriguing Research On Wild Creatures.

Aiding Animals

Rehabilitating Injured and Orphaned Wildlife.

Welcome To The World Of Wildlife With Laurel Neme.

Dr. Laurel Neme is a regular contributor to National Geographic and To expand her experiences she has camped in and explored 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 books for children, including The Elephant’s New Shoe, about a true animal rescue story about an orphaned elephant who needed a prosthetic foot, and Orangutan Houdini, a true story about an ape who outwits his zookeeper friend.

Books By DR. Laurel Neme

With Featured Reviews by Dr. Jane Goodall & Emmy Winning Wildlife Biologist Jeff Corwin.

How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species.

Illegal wildlife smuggling ranks just behind drugs and human trafficking as the third largest illegal trade—and only an estimated 10 percent of its trafficking is intercepted. Now, with unprecedented access to U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents, law enforcement, and more, accomplished environmental journalist Laurel Neme uncovers how forensic scientists are working to change that.

This sweet true story stars a tiny, orphaned elephant who was given another chance.

When Chhouk, an Asian elephant calf, was found, he was alone, underweight, and had a severe foot injury. Conservationist Nick Marx of Wildlife Alliance rescued the baby elephant. With help from the Cambodian Forestry Administration, the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and an elephant named Lucky, Nick nursed Chhouk back to health and made him an artificial foot.

It is hard to believe but this captivating tale is based on a true story about Fu Manchu..

Charming, vivid, and beautifully illustrated, ORANGUTAN HOUDINI will open a new generation of readers up to the importance of protecting endangered species, encourage parents and children alike to become advocates for animal rights, and entertain readers and animal lovers of all ages. An intriguing story about one very smart orangutan.