Monday, March 19, 2007

CNN airs 4-part series on illegal wildlife trade in SE Asia

Please join CNN's Anderson Cooper, Jeff Corwin and Wildlife Alliance for a special four-part series this week on Southeast Asia and the impacts of the illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of habitat.

As part of CNN's Planets in Peril series, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin will be broadcasting live from Thailand and Cambodia each night between March 19th - 22nd, 10:00 pm - midnight Eastern (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pacific), spotlighting the work of Wildlife Alliance in protecting Southeast Asia's wildlife and forests. These pieces will appear alongside the regular news and special features on Anderson Cooper 360°, so please stay tuned for excerpts throughout the broadcasts.

This series will feature:

* Undercover efforts to bust black market tiger merchants in Bangkok's notorious Chatuchak Wildlife Markets

* Anti-poaching patrols in Thailand and Cambodia's magnificent and imperiled national parks

* Cambodia's Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team and its efforts to prevent poachers and dealers from profiting from the illegal wildlife trade

* Care and rehabilitation for rescued animals at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

This series will offer viewers around the world an unprecedented glimpse inside Wildlife Alliance's work protecting Southeast Asia's forests and wildlife. Even if you're not in the United States, you'll be able to watch broadcasts around the world on CNN International, so check listings on CNN in your own country. If you're unable to catch the broadcasts, check for transcripts later on at /

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