Laurel Neme on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Kathleen Dunn Show       Along-tailed macaque kept in a small cage while on sale at a local market in Medan. Northern Sumatra, 2003. Trading To Extinction February 13, 2014 – 1:00pm Share:      ListenDownload Average: 4.5 (2 votes) Tomorrow the UK government hosts the London Conference on the…

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On September 19, 2014, the Today show aired a segment on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Forensics Lab. The segment is called Fowl play? Scientists investigate wildlife crime in secret Oregon lab. It takes you inside the high-tech crime lab where investigators use forensics to solve cases — in which the victims are…

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World Ranger Day: honoring our wildlife protectors Commentary by: Laurel Neme July 31, 2014 Like Memorial Day, when we honor our nation’s military veterans, World Ranger Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the thousands of rangers who put their lives on the line as they protect wildlife and natural resources around the world.…

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I’m honored that Chelsea Clinton shared my NatGeo piece on the daily challenges facing rangers. It was painful to write, and it’s painful to read. But even more painful to live it. I’m grateful to her for helping to share their stories – and by doing so supporting these unsung heroes.

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I’m proud of my piece (below) on the London Summit as a possible turning point in the battle against wildlife crime. I’ve been getting great feedback on it, and already it has over 13,000 Facebook shares/likes. Best part is the results of the conference. The final Declaration is stunning in moving the fight against trafficking…

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  World leaders pledge new commitment to fighting the illegal animal trade.   Laurel Neme for National Geographic Published February 12, 2014 Bringing together heads of state and government ministers from 50 countries, Thursday’s high-level summit on illegal wildlife trade may represent a turning point in the fight against wildlife crime. The London summit—hosted by the…

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      WildLeaks gives whistle-blowers a way to anonymously finger wildlife criminals.   Laurel Neme for National Geographic Published February 10, 2014 Wildlife trafficking crimes often go undetected and unchallenged, even though they threaten many endangered species, including elephants, rhinos, and pangolins. Similarly, trade in illegally logged timber continues unabated, destroying forests and wildlife habitat.…

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    Posted by Laurel Neme in A Voice for Elephants on November 13, 2013     Tomorrow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will use an industrial rock crusher to destroy its six-ton stockpile of confiscated elephant ivory. The event is both a demonstration of the U.S.’s commitment to stop ivory trafficking and its belief that the legal ivory…

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The Shabab, which took responsibility for the deadly Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, uses proceeds from ivory to fund its terrorist operations. By Laurel Neme, Andrea Crosta and Nir Kalron October 14, 2013 If the world needs another reason to get serious about combating elephant poaching, here’s one: The attack by terrorists on Westgate Mall…

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