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The Feds Have Wildlife Crime Whistleblower Program. Why Isn’t it Being Used?

Unintended victims of illegal fishing operations in within Mexico’s Gulf of California, vaquitas are on the brink of extinction. Could the US government have done more to save them?

Has the US government been failing to take advantage of an existing wildlife crime whistleblower program to fight against wildlife crime? Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal editor Maureen Nandini Mitra explores this subject, as well a new wildlife crime whistleblower bill that’s making its way through Congress right now, with environmental journalist Richard Schiffman, and Stephen Kohn, a Washington, DC-based attorney and the executive director of the National Whistleblower Center.

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