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RhODISCollaborative action planning workshop proceedings

Published 28th June 2016

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Experts agree to enhanced international DNA testing of rhinos at South African Workshop

Pretoria, South Africa, 28th June 2016—The international expansion of rhino horn DNA testing was announced at the RhODIS® Rhino DNA Scientific workshop  in South Africa at Kruger National Park and the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Lab (VGL) which concluded on Friday. 

RhODIS Collaborative action planning workshop proceedings

Report author(s):
Ross McEwing, Nick Ahlers

Publication date:
June 2016

About University of Pretoria – VGL

The University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory is based at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort. It provides a DNA profiling and analysis service and supports various research projects that investigate genetics and forensics of African wildlife species. The University of Pretoria is a leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest in the country.

WWF

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. 

About TRACE, The Wildlife Forensic Network

TRACE is an international NGO that aims to promote the use of forensic science in biodiversity conservation and the investigation of wildlife crime. www.tracenetwork.org

About USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for the majority of overseas development assistance from the United States Government and works to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity for America and the world.

About IUCN

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.