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Animal Investigators Follows Three True Cases:

By examining these cases, Neme delineates not only the intriguing science behind the solving of these crimes, but also, from a fresh angle, the issues surrounding endangered animals, and the human cultures that live among them.


The Three Cases:

  1. Alaskan walrus slaughtered for their ivory;
  2. Illegal Trade in black bear gall bladders used in traditional Chinese medicine; and
  3. Illegal trade in Brazilian Amazon Indian feather art threatening jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, Harpy Eagles, and other endangered tropical birds;

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Twitter: @LaurelNeme


She specializes in bringing together diverse perspectives — from farmers and indigenous groups to high-level policymakers — to create positive solutions that protect wildlife while improving the livelihoods of those living near the animals.