Selected Press

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2 Ivory Smugglers Captured in International Operation, U.S. Says” New York Times (November 12, 2021)

Elephant DNA helps authorities make $3.5 million international ivory trafficking bust” CNN (November 10, 2021)

Earth Day Live: Confronting Extinction” Encounter Edu You Tube (April 22, 2020)

Sam Wasser pours his intense passion for protecting wildlife into research and catching poachers” The Seattle Times (May 19, 2019)

ICE HSI Bangkok hosts inaugural financial investigations training” ICE Newsroom (Sept 7, 2018)

Genetic detectives identify three cartels smuggling African ivory” Financial Times (Sept 19, 2018)

In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers” The New York Times (Jan 8, 2018)

Do dope-smugglers also peddle ivory?” The Economist (Feb. 9, 2017)

There’s a new tool in the fight against elephant poaching” Smithsonian Magazine (Dec. 2016)

Samuel K. Wasser, a Scientific Detective Tailing Poachers” New York Times (June 13, 2016)