Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

CSI for Animals

This is cool. In Malaysia they are setting up a lab to help solve poaching crimes.

Work is now under way to set up the wildlife equivalent of a CSI-styled laboratory at the Wildlife and National Parks headquarters in Cheras here.

A new wildlife forensic unit is also taking shape and in five years, it may be using the same principles of human forensic science to nab wildlife criminals.

The department’s officers are now collecting blood, tissue, hair and other biological materials from wildlife across the country for its Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank.

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