Have you ever sailed on a rickety boat with a poacher as he checks his traps for wild pangolins and otters in Vietnam? Or, have you interviewed a businessman at a busy restaurant to learn why he uses ground-up rhino horn?
Rachel Nuwer has, and she's detailed her adventurous travels to Southeast Asia and Africa in the new book "Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking" (Da Capo Press, 2018), released Sept. 25.
Join Live Science on Facebook Live at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (Oct. 3) as we interview Nuwer to learn about her investigations into the illegal wildlife trade. You'll even have the chance to enter to win a drawing for one of three copies of Nuwer's book; just correctly answer a trivia question that we'll ask during the Facebook Live interview and write the answer within 24 hours in the Facebook comments. [Camera Trapped: Wonderful and Weird Wildlife Around the World]
In "Poached," Nuwer takes readers on a tour of poaching hotspots, where she talks to park rangers, scientists and wildlife protection groups as well as people on the other side of the equation, including poachers and people who use smuggled animal parts.
Join us as we discuss the success stories and incredible challenges faced by people working to stop the trafficking of elephant ivory, pangolin scales and rhino horns. If you have any questions about the illegal wildlife trade during the interview, simply write your query in the Facebook comments and we'll see if we can answer it.
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Laura is the archaeology and Life's Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in science writing from NYU.