Forensic science in ille g al trade on wildlife. Dr Richard K Bagine Kenya Wildlife Service. Presentation outline. Introduction Illegal trade in wildlife Wildlife crimes in Kenya Forensic in wildlife and their potentials Challenges in use of forensic science Use of forensics in KWS
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Dr Richard K BagineKenya Wildlife Service
The factors contributing to illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products
Issues that feature prominently in illegal trade on wildlife & their products
- mitochondrial DNA
- nuclear DNA – micro satellites
- multilocus fingerprints
Molecular based techniques, which are highly sensitive and specific are perhaps the ultimate forensic tools to curb trade in wildlife products
In the year 2002, KWS embarked on developing a forensic technique for detecting bush meat.