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Sam Jojola, former Deputy Resident Agent-in-Charge for U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement, on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting, Safari Club International, poisoning of birds by the mining industry and kill permits for the wind energy industry (Wild Horse & Burro Radio, Wed., 10/4/17)

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WAN Undercover Investigator Sam Jojola Talks Rhino Horn Trafficking, Irish Gang Under Investigation For Killing White Rhino In French Zoo & Solutions

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By Sam Jojola Originally posted at WAN   In 1990, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Special Agent colleague and I worked in Nevada on a mid-west based suspect offering to sell a Black Rhino horn for $20,000.  In a covert capacity I secured his knowledge and agreed to meet him at a new casino in […]

Smoke and Mirror Phone Scams

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Sam Jojola ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “On January 31, 2018, at 12:09 P.M. (PST), I received a 47 second message on my land line from a private number advising that a close family member they named was referred to their office for “legal action” including the “filing of a lawsuit or a “complaint” with “the court”. The articulate […]

Daylight Saving Time Debacle

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Sam Jojola ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “In the interim, Congress or the President could roll back DST to stop on Labor Day and/or for once have the President and Congress agree to eliminate this forced campaign that reportedly cost the U.S. 1.7 billion dollars annually http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2144. Ultimately, voters in each of their respective states should have the final […]

Carol Walker on BLM’s refusal of help to get Wyoming’s captured wild horses adopted so they won’t be sold to slaughter (on Wild Horse & Burro Radio, Wed., 1/17/18)

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Decades of Political Meddling Threaten GYE Grizzlies

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Sam Jojola, USFWS Special Agent (retired) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Research Illuminates Historical Threats for Grizzlies in the GYE The 23 years covert experience in federal wildlife law enforcement always reminds me to look deep behind the curtain of puppet master politics that often manipulate the strands of negative decisions that hamper long term protection of key wildlife […]

Dynamics of Wildlife Conservation between Oppositions & Donations to Nonprofit Organizations

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Sam Jojola USFWS Special Agent (retired) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SCI the NRA and other alliances These are very strong alliances that have had considerable historical and present influence over Congress regarding their unified agendas. Other lesser known organizations that support hunting and trophy hunting with SCI and the NRA are the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the […]

Trophy Hunting Threatened Species Travesty

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by: Sam Jojola Post updated 11/18 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “The proposal is a monumental waste of money due to Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) who has helped push five (5) bills from the Natural Resources Committee that would conceivably dismantle the Endangered Species Act over a period of time. The ESA plays a major part of wildlife conservation. […]

Investigative journalist Carey Gillam, author of “Whitewash,” on glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) that is found in the air, water, soil and our bodies (Friday morning, 11/17/17, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)

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Dr. Ann Marini to discuss the drugs that the BLM gives to wild horses & burros & food safety issues (Wed., Nov. 8, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)

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WAN Investigator Goes Indepth About Former Undercover Campaigns & Proposal Of Federal Wildlife Agency Name Change

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By Sam Jojola Original article appears HERE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   fws.org Historically, there have been countless occurrences of name confusion between federal and state wildlife enforcement agencies. The current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement (USFWS/OLE) was previously recognized as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Law Enforcement (USFWS/DLE) until the […]

George Wuerthner, author & Exec. Dir. of Public Lands Media, to talk about the impacts of the livestock industry on the West (Wed., 11/1/17 on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)

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Ginger Kathrens (Exec. Dir., The Cloud Foundation) and Carol Walker, (Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation) with updates on wild horse roundups and the Bureau of Land Management (Wed., 10/18/17, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)

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Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, with updates on latest BLM roundups of wild horses in Wyoming, and the lawsuit filed to try to stop it (Wed., 10/11/17 on Wild Horse & Burro Radio)

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Fighting Wildlife Crime amid Bureaucracy and Solutions

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Sam Jojola ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background “This article was originally published for World Animal News in November, 2015 and titled “Wildlife Crimes: Why Is It So Difficult to Enforce Laws”. This is an updated version that includes reference to a 2016 GAO report detailing the shortcomings and successes of combating wildlife trafficking. It often seems that the […]

WAN Investigator Uncovers Details Of A Presidential Wildlife Legacy

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World Animal News.com By Sam Jojola – January 17, 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ President Obama pardons Southern California wildlife trafficker On December 20, 2016, USA Today details how President Obama pardoned a Huntington Beach man previously pleading guilty in 2005 to buying Indian Star Tortoises from a reptile dealer’s website that was notable of the 78 pardons […]

Grizzly Bear Reintroduction vs. Multiple Conflicts and Political Land Grab

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  Counterpunch: by Sam Jojola Reintroduction alternative to delisting Reintroduction of the grizzly into other ecosystems is the best option to expand the gene pool of the limited population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and keep the current protection intact. In March, 2000, USFWS plans were underway to implement a reintroduction to several ecosystems, […]

Grizzly Bear Delisting: Scientific Misconduct Corrupts Wildlife Management

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Sam Jojola, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent (retired) WAN:  Contrary to what Washington D.C. wildlife bureaucrats have said for the past decades, politics have and will, in many cases, trump science.   Especially when it comes to the latter part of a political administration when, miraculously, some species have an amazing “recovery” and can […]

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Marti Oakley publisher/editor ppj1@hush.com SKYPE: marti.oakley ****************************************** Chuck Frank An investigative journalist who writes for a news weekly and also the PPJ Gazette, online.  Author of: House of Lords: America in the Balance Available on Amazon and from the author whirlwindcoming@gmail.com *********************************************** SAM JOJOLA Wildlife investigator and reporter. Also reporting on various other topics. samueljojola@gmail.com […]