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Meet the Journalist: Rachel Nuwer

March 29, 2017|

Illegal wildlife trade ranks as one of the largest contraband markets in the world, yet the war on poaching is vastly underfunded and unacknowledged. Rachel Nuwer is writing a book that will finally give this dark subject the detailed attention it deserves, taking readers on a narrative journey to explore the forces currently driving demand for animals and their parts and to meet the individuals battling to save them. As part of her investigations for the book, that journey entailed a trip to Malawi to see anti-poaching drones in action, and to South Africa, where rhino owners hope to legalize trade in their animals' horns.