Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’
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”…Read More
Mongabay.com: Top officials busted in Amazon logging raids, but political patronage may set them free
By Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.comJuly 08, 2010Timber Investigators: Operation Jurupari and illegal logging in the Amazon While the investigation focused on activities in the state of Mato Grosso, which is located in the southern Amazon and is one of the most deforested regions largely due to clearing land for expanding soya farms, it touched…Read More
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:…Read More