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Poached : inside the dark world of wildlife trafficking

Author: Rachel Love Nuwer
Publisher: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking'the poachers, the traders, and the customers'and of those fighting against it Journalist Rachel Nuwer plunges the reader into the underground of global wildlife trafficking, a topic she has been investigating for nearly a decade. Our insatiable demand for animals'for jewelry, pets, medicine, meat, trophies, and fur'is driving a worldwide  Read more...
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Nuwer, Rachel Love.
Poached.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018014926
(OCoLC)1019624065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Love Nuwer
ISBN: 9780306825514 0306825511 9781925548761 1925548767
OCLC Number: 1053837147
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 374 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Drivers of demand. The hunter ; Her sister's pangolin scale guy ; Rhino horn in the cookie tin ; The holy grail of herpetology ; White gold --
Part II. Inside the trade. The $50,000,000 bonfire ; The CITES circus ; Of prostitutes, poachers, and politicans ; The front line --
Part III. The saving game. A park reborn ; If rhinos could choose ; My tiger wine is corked ; Rising moon bears ; Order ahead for pangolin.
Responsibility: Rachel Love Nuwer.

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An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking - the poachers, the traders, and the customers - and of those fighting against it.  Read more...

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