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Gnawing squirrels are culprits at many crime scenes

Left to their own devices, squirrels will gnaw away not just on acorns, but also on bone. And that poses problems for forensics. “Squirrels seem...

First evaluation of new fingerprinting methods for ivory

Scientists from King's College London and University College London have collaborated with imaging and fingerprint experts from the Metropolitan Police to validate the use...

Kenya opens anti-poaching forensic laboratory

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has opened a forensic laboratory to boost the fight against poaching. The information gathered should help in prosecuting suspected poachers...

CSI in the wild: Forensic specialists join fight to protect our...

FORENSIC techniques usually deployed in major murder investigations are the latest weapon in the fight against wildlife crime. Police specialist Chris Gannicliffe has more than...

Forensic DNA tests show majority of Thai ivory on sale comes...

Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its...

Fingerprints ‘breakthrough’ for wildlife crime investigators

Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime. A team from Dundee has been able to recover fingerprints from...

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