Poaching http://nwpr.org en Illegal Meat And Fish The Subject Of Raids In Washington http://nwpr.org/post/illegal-meat-and-fish-subject-raids-washington <p>Washington Fish and Wildlife police have raided more than a dozen locations around the state. The one day blitz on suspected poachers and traffickers follows a two year undercover investigation. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 01:46:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15410 at http://nwpr.org Illegal Meat And Fish The Subject Of Raids In Washington Sea Lions Found In Columbia River Killed By Gunshot http://nwpr.org/post/sea-lions-found-columbia-river-killed-gunshot <p>Since April, 20 sea lions have washed up dead in Oregon and Washington. EarthFix&rsquo;s Ashley Ahearn reports the majority of the animals were shot. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:01:16 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 9544 at http://nwpr.org In Ashland, A Crime Lab For 34,000 Species http://nwpr.org/post/ashland-crime-lab-34000-species The illegal trade of wildlife is big business- worth an estimated $5 billion a year, and growing. But who do you call to investigate a crime when the victim is an elephant, or a butterfly? <p> Turns out, there’s only one forensics team in the world that can handle crimes involving thousands of rare and endangered species. The team works at the U.S Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab in Ashland, Oregon. The lab isn’t open to the public. Fri, 25 May 2012 14:32:16 +0000 Amelia Templeton 8925 at http://nwpr.org Washington Couple Plead Guilty In Wolf Poaching Scheme http://nwpr.org/post/washington-couple-plead-guilty-wolf-poaching-scheme <p>A couple from Twisp, Wash., has accepted a plea deal in a wolf poaching case. Under the agreement with federal prosecutors, Tom White and his wife will not face jail time. Jessica Robinson reports. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:24:21 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6819 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Hunter Pleads Guilty To Wolf Poaching Conspiracy http://nwpr.org/post/wash-hunter-pleads-guilty-wolf-poaching-conspiracy <p>TWISP, Wash. -- A Twisp, Washington man has changed his plea to guilty in a high-profile federal wolf poaching case. As part of a plea agreement, the 62-year-old man will not go to prison. The lack of jail time greatly disappoints a conservation group. Correspondent Tom Banse has more on the story.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:38:34 +0000 Tom Banse 6138 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Hunter Pleads Guilty To Wolf Poaching Conspiracy