The horrific destruction of Africa’s wildlife and the intolerable burden illegal trade and corruption place on law abiding citizens is a global tragedy, against which the world must unite.
Although many African countries have taken actions in recent years to help tip the scales against wildlife criminals and international poaching syndicates, all too often enforcement efforts are undermined by a lack of basic resources to enable them to do their job.
A lack of capacity to investigate poaching incidents and carry out careful forensic analysis is hampering efforts to identify wildlife criminals and their modus operandi, and bring those responsible to justice.
Giving law enforcement the latest tools to investigate and analyse crime scenes and wildlife samples is essential in fighting back against organised criminal syndicatesThomasina Oldfield, Science, Research and Analysis Co-ordinator
TRAFFIC and our partner the TRACE Network are working to develop forensics techniques, training and lab tools related to four core species.
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Trade analysis, reports and training modules all form part of the way in which we help support the development of wildlife forensic science for use by law enforcement. View the latest resources here.
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One of our forensics projects working in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia is generously funded by a grant from the United States Department of State.
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