Environmental Public Policy Fellow

Author. Journalist. Photographer. Multimedia Producer. Speaker.


Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat

A collaboration with award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, Tigers Forever melds images of tigers and their secret behaviors with insights into why one of the world’s most iconic species is careening towards the edge--and describes extraordinary efforts to save them. Published by National Geographic Books.                                                                             Order from Amazon here



                         Controversial policy could spur tiger trade in China   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Months After Raid on Infamous Tiger Temple, Plans for Offshoot Zoo Forge Ahead

                                     Proposed Trump policy threatens Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorilla   


                                       As Asian Luxury Market Grows, A Surge in Tiger Killings in India

                            Exclusive: Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market

                            Chaos, Questions Surround Temple as Tigers Seized               

                            More Controversy for Tiger Temple

                                                                 Is India Selling Out Its Tigers?

                                                                 China’s Threat to Wild Tigers

                                                                 Saving the Greater Sage Grouse  

                                                                 São Paolo Trafficking: Smuggling Brazil’s Wildlife

                                 The City Where Bear Paw Soup is What’s for Dinner

                                    US a Major Destination for Trafficked Latin American Wildlife          

                                                    Speaking For Tigers: A Call to End Asia’s Illegal Trade    

                                      Poaching for Chinese Markets Pushes Tigers to the Brink       


                                                A Cautionary Tale: Tar Sands Oil and Health


                                      Pangolins in Peril

                                              Congress Stalls as Evidence of Fracking  Harm Mounts

                                                        The Pollinator Predicament


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Video - Special Investigation:

Famous Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market



                                   Kaziranga: the Front Line of India’s Rhino Wars



   I am currently researching wildlife trafficking and environmental crime that impacts endangered species, ecosystems and natural resources as a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. The project will produce articles, photographs, a book and a documentary film.

    As a freelance journalist, I cover wildlife, the environment, energy and environmental health issues. Here you can read my writing, find information about my books, talks, media appearances--and view my photo portfolios and videos.  Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.    

    My investigation for National Geographic into alleged wildlife trafficking from the Tiger Temple in Thailand resulted in the seizure of the monastery’s 147 tigers, closure of its wildlife tourism operation--and earned me the 2017 Arlene Award for “an article that makes a difference” from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.