Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”

The Canary in the Coal Mine: Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Beluga whales are a distinctive and iconic part of the web of life that flows through Cook Inlet, Alaska. Once numbering in the thousands, the Cook Inlet Beluga population has fallen to about 330 individuals. This short film that discusses the importance of the Cook Inlet Beluga population, and reflects on how helping the population recover will reap benefits for all species that depend on the inlet, including ourselves.