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Animal Investigators

Animal Investigators is on CNN’s List of “Must Reads”

17+ must-reads on illegal wildlife trade By John D. Sutter, CNN updated 12:52 PM EDT, Tue March 18, 2014 A black dehorned rhinoceros is followed by a calf in South Africa in 2012. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: The list grows with more suggested reading The next Change the List series will focus on wildlife trafficking Readers voted for John Sutter…

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Animal Investigators by Laurel Neme

    Animal Investigators by Laurel A. Neme Ph.D. Go behind the scenes at the world’s only forensics lab dedicated to solving crimes against animals in this gripping “CSI for wildlife.” 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…

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I’m honored to receive such a great review for ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS in the Daily Monitor of Uganda, which is on the front lines of wildlife trafficking. I’m especially humbled because the reviewer is a Senior Warden Investigator for the Uganda Wildlife Authority!  

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Bid for the Barn – bid on signed copy of Animal Investigators

This is why I love living in Vermont. We all enjoy eating local produce and were devastated after hearing of the tragedy that struck one of our favorite producers — Pete’s Greens.  On Wednesday morning, Pete’s barn burned down to the ground. It was a complete loss. Localvores throughout the state wanted to do something…

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The Warden’s Words

I hope you are enjoying the 25th anniversary issue of International Game Warden magazine. This magazine has seen many changes, including three publishers and editors, in its quarter century of existence, but information about game warden books has been a fixture for most of its life. Some of the early issues had full page reviews of just…

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Wildlife Management Institute

Worth Reading The book previously reviewed was a really well-written exposé of the awful business of herptilenapping. The worth-reading/review book for this month deals with other wildlife abuses, ranging from poaching walruses for their ivory and bears for their gall bladders to smuggling of Native Brazilian costume and ceremonial garb festooned with parts of threatened…

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Scienze – Specie Poco Protette

Chi indaga sui traffici criminali di cistifellea d’orso e denti di ghepardo Pellicce, organi, corni: é un giro di affari (illeciti) per venti miliardi di dollari, Ora un libro racconta come, nei laboratori dell’Oregon, sono stati risolti i casi piü difficili.

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As seen on the Sierra Club – The Green Life

The Green Life—Wednesday Book Roundup: Books By and About Eco-Heroes such as Jeff Corwin and Laurel Neme   Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species (by Laurel A. Neme, $25, Simon and Schuster, Apr. 2009): This book offers a fascinating glimpse into the animal kingdom’s CSI equivalent:…

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Laurel Neme: Wildlife Crime Documentation

By Rebekah K. Murray They were dead: dozens of elephants with missing tusks. It was 1992, and Tanzania’s chief wildlife officer, Musa Mohammed Lyimo, suspected that the elephants had been killed for their ivory tusks. But how could he prove it? Eight years later, Laurel Neme (’85, M.P.P. ’86) sat in Lyimo’s office and heard…

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