Center for Conservation Biology

Selected Press


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)

Wolves making faster comeback than expected in Washington state” King 5 News (Jan 22, 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)

UW professor’s study links food scarcity to orcas’ failed pregnancies” The Seattle Times     (June 29, 2017)

“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)

These misfit shelter dogs find careers saving endangered species.” Mother Nature Network (October 10, 2016)

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

“Seafaring dog follows an elusive whale trail.” Wall Street Journal (July 2014)

Canine Conservationists on the move.” The New York Times  (Sept. 5, 2012)

Tracking a Subtle Scent, a Dog May Help Save the Whales.” The New York Times (Sept. 1, 2012)

Agony and Ivory.” Vanity Fair (Aug. 2011)

Greatest Threat to Caribou Herd in Canada Isn’t From Wolves.” New York Times (June 27, 2011)

Dogs with nose for scat answer call of nature.” San Francisco Chronicle  (Nov. 8, 2008)

Ivory Poaching At Critical Levels: Elephants On Path To Extinction By 2020?” Science Daily (Aug. 1, 2008)

How DNA Maps Could Save Animals.” MIT Technology Review (Mar. 1, 2007)

DNA Detectives Track Elephant Poachers.” NPR (Feb. 26, 2007)

Hound Has a Nose for South End of a Northbound Whale.” Seattle P.I. (May 21, 2006)

Tusk Tales.” Discover (June 2005)

Dropout narc dogs find their forte and fun sniffing out bear scat” Seattle P.I. (June 27, 2001)

Scat Dogs Earn Their Keep.” High Country News (Feb. 16, 1998)