Plant Crimes

The Big Bend Cactus Thieves

April 1, 2021

People were stealing living rock cactuses from Big Bend National Park. In this episode, we learn about the institutions and people who stopped them. We hear from guests Al Barrus, public affairs specialist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Eric Jumper, Special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Louis Volpe, South Florida Area Director at the Miami Plant Inspection Station; and Leo Castaneda, botanist at the Miami Plant Inspection Station. 

Plant Crimes is written and produced by me, Ellen Airhart. If you like this episode, please subscribe and tell people about it through a review. If you want to support the show, here’s a link to my Patreon. Plant Crimes art is by Nikki Duong. Intro music by Doxent Zsigmond and theme song and outro music is by APM. If you want me to investigate a plant crime or you would like to advertise on the show, please get in touch via email at plantcrimes [at] gmail [dot] com, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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