Mongabay.com: Cambodia’s Wildlife Pioneer: Saving Species and Places in Southeast Asia’s Last Forest

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.comMay 11, 2011 Suwanna Gauntlett has dedicated her life to protecting rainforests and wildlife in some of the world’s most hostile and rugged environments and has set the trend of a new generation of direct action conservationists. She has designed, implemented, and supported bold, front-line conservation programs to save endangered wildlife…

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Mongabay.com: Teaching orangutans to be wild – orangutan rehabilitation

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.com December 15, 2010     This interview aired in on April 4, 2010 and November 22, 2010). It was transcribed by Ben Kennedy. Part 2 of 2. Part 1: The problem-solving ape: what makes orangutans special and why they are threatened   Michelle Desilets, Executive Director of the Orangutan Land Trust, spoke…

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Animal Planet: Busted: Is Brazil’s ‘Jaguar Tony’ a Traitor and Poacher?

Guest Blog for Animal Planet’s “Animals in the News” blog   10/19/2010 Guest blogger Laurel Neme, author of the book Animal Investigators, wildlife conservationist and host of radio show The WildLife, offers insight into how a jaguar poaching ring was recently busted. Twenty years ago Brazil’s most notorious jaguar hunter, Teodoro Antonio Melo Neto, also known as “Tonho da onça”…

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Mongabay.com: Frogs and friends at risk from booming global wildlife trade

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.comSeptember 08, 2010    Alejandra Goyenechea, International Counsel at Defenders of Wildlife and Chair of the Species Survival Network’s (SSN) Amphibian Working Group, spoke with Laurel Neme on her “The WildLife” radio show and podcast about the global amphibian trade. This interview originally aired February 8, 2010. Assistance for this article was provided…

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Mongabay.com: The Changing Nature of Illegal Logging – and Illegal Logging Investigations – in Brazil’s Amazon

    The changing nature of illegal logging – and illegal logging investigations – in Brazil’s Amazon By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.com July 08, 2010 Continued from Top officials busted in Amazon logging raids, but political patronage may set them free   Operation Jurupari followed on several previous Brazilian Federal Police investigations into SEMA, including:…

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Mongabay.com: Mexico has big role in the illegal parrot trade

By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.com May 30, 2010 Juan Carlos Cantu, Director of Defenders of Wildlife’s Mexico office, spoke with Laurel Neme on her “The WildLife” radio show and podcast about the illegal parrot trade in Mexico and how his innovative research into the trade was used by the Mexican Congress to reform that country’s Wildlife Law to…

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