Inside the Clark R. Bavin U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics
Laboratory lies a rarely seen world, a "CSI" for wildlife, where a
walk-in freezer contains carcasses and animal parts awaiting
necropsies (animal autopsies); shelves and drawers hold pills,
rugs, carvings, and countless other products made from parts of
endangered animals; and a dedicated group of forensic scientists is
responsible for victims from thirty thousand animal species.
Accomplished environmental journalist Laurel A. Neme goes behind
the scenes at the wildlife forensics lab -- the only crime lab of
its kind -- to reveal how its forensic scientists and the agents of
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working to investigate
wildlife crimes, protect endangered species, and stem illegal
wildlife trafficking, the third largest illegal trade in the
In three fascinating cases -- headless walrus washed up on the
shores of Alaska, black bears killed for the healing powers of
their gallbladders, and gorgeous feathered headdresses secretly
shipped to the United States from the Amazon -- Neme traces the
USFWS's daring undercover investigations and how the scientists'
innovative forensic techniques provide conclusive evidence of a
crime. Throughout, she underscores the staggering international
scope of the supply and demand for wildlife and animal parts.
Filled with the suspense and thrilling detail of a crime novel
yet driven by the all-too-real drama of a small band of scientists
and investigators battling a lucrative, high-stakes underground
industry, "Animal Investigators" is an engrossing account of crime
and cutting-edge science.
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