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Fighting Wildlife Crimes with Forensics
Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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Illegal exploitation of animals and plants is a multi-billion dollar global problem that threatens endangered species, ecosystems, food security, and human health. Wildlife forensic science offers investigators new ways to link crime scene evidence to perpetrators and enforce wildlife conservation laws. A panel will discuss recent state and federal wildlife prosecutions and the advantages and challenges of introducing wildlife forensic evidence.

Moderator: JOAN LEVENSON, Member, Committee on Animal Law

Speakers: ROBERT ANDERSON, Senior Counsel, Environmental Crimes Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice; IRV KORNFIELD, Director of Molecular Forensics Laboratory; Professor of Biology and Molecular Forensics, University of Maine; LAUREL A. NEME, Ph.D, Author, Animal Investigators; Host & Producer, “The WildLife” weekly radio show & podcast

Sponsored by: Committee on Animal Law, Christine Mott, Chair


Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)