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Rachael Bale

Rachael Bale reports on wildlife crime and exploitation for Wildlife Watch, a part of National Geographic’s Special Investigations Unit. Previously, she covered the environment for the Center for Investigative Reporting. She also has worked for KQED, San Francisco’s public radio station, and for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative newsroom.

A California native, Bale has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Reed College and a master’s degree in journalism from American University. You can email her securely at using PGP encryption (key ID: 19E751404B5FD21B) and verify her identity with PGP fingerprint DA3B 81D2 0C54 256C 3218 DA3B 19E7 5140 4B5F D21B. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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