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By Paul Affeldt. Wildlife Forensics. A little bit about Wildlife forensics. Poaching is one of the most serious crimes investigated by wildlife forensic scientists. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife .

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By paul affeldt

By

Paul Affeldt

Wildlife Forensics


A little bit about wildlife forensics

A little bit about Wildlife forensics

  • Poaching is one of the most serious crimes investigated by wildlife forensic scientists.

  • The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife.

  • The national average yearly salary for a wildlife forensic specialist is $39,000.


Some of the things the they look for

Some of the things the they look for

  • Blood samples (ideally, in a fresh or dried condition)

  • Tissue samples (same as above, only include frozen)

  • Whole carcasses (same as the above, except we're rarely that lucky)

  • Bones

  • Hair

  • Hides

  • Furs

  • Feathers

  • leather goods (purses, shoes, boots...)

  • Poisons

  • Pesticides

  • stomach contents (uh huh)

  • Projectiles (bullets, arrows...)weapons (rifles, bows, traps....)

  • Asian medicinals (rhino horn pills, tiger bone juice...)

  • And pretty much anything else you might imagine that could have come from (or been made from) an animal.


Sources

Sources

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Lab -www.lab.fws.gov/students.php

  • Enotes.com: World of Forensic Science- www.enotes.com/forensic-science/wildlife-forensics

  • SimplyHired- www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/search/q-WILDLIFE+FORENSIC+SPECIALIST


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