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Rachel Nuwer

Rachel Nuwer

Rachel Nuwer is a freelance journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, National Geographic, BBC Future and more. She is the author of “Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking” (Da Capo, 2018). She lives in Brooklyn.

A family of elephants around a broken ivory tusk

DNA Forensics Can End Ivory Trafficking. Will Countries Play Along?

Scientists pinpoint poaching hotspots, but authorities aren’t always eager to join the fight.