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  • A huge bin of crushed ivory pieces.
    Crushing our ivory sends a message to ivory traffickers and their customers that the United States will not tolerate this illegal trade. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, USFWS.

    Turn in poachers

    February 22, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Poaching isn’t just about the illegal harvest of elephant tusks and rhino horns – it can be a serious issue here in the southern Appalachians, impacting game animals, hurting the chances of recovering endangered species, and affecting our ability to continue harvesting traditional forest products like ginseng. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has a new program to help cut animal poaching by rewarding members of the public who report suspicious activity or provide knowledge related to wildlife poaching that results in a conviction.  Learn more...

  • A low-growing green plant with a flower forming.
    Ginseng flower forming. Photo by Forest Farming, CC BY-ND 2.0.

    Poaching our natural heritage

    March 16, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature The common name ginseng refers to several species in the Panax genus, including Panax ginseng, found in east Asia, and Panax quinquefolius, often called American ginseng, found here in the United States. Both are used in traditional Chinese medicine. American ginseng has been harvested from the southern Appalachians and sold to Chinese markets for generations. Unfortunately wild ginseng fetches the highest prices, and harvesting wild ginseng has proved unsustainable.  Learn more...

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