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The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers

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The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers

By Bryan Christy
Twelve, Hatchette Book Group, New York, 2008
Paperback edition $13.99

Reviewed by CHRISTINE HEINRICHS

This is a book about passions and the men whose souls are gripped by them: the passion to collect rare animals, the passion to make money, the passion to defend wildlife and collar the criminals.

FWS: Climate Change Is Affecting Fish and Wildlife in Every State

To illustrate those impacts in each state — and related attempts at mitigation and collaborative projects — the US Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing a new article every weekday for fifty consecutive days. For example, one story is on Wisconsin's innovative native prairie restoration program. 

Local Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Projects Get Funded

States and territories have just been allocated about three-quarters of a billion dollars for their use in building facilities, providing services, and conducting planning and research related to fishing, hunting, wildlife conservation, and recreational opportunities. This is a gold mine for local environmental stories.

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