DNA registers of legally obtained wildlife and derived products as means to identify illegal takes.

@article{Palsbll2006DNARO,
  title={DNA registers of legally obtained wildlife and derived products as means to identify illegal takes.},
  author={Per J Palsb{\o}ll and Martine B{\'e}rub{\'e} and Hans Julius Skaug and Caroline Raymakers},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          1284-93
        }
}
The exploitation and sale of wildlife species that are endangered in only part of their range present regulators with the critical challenge of separating legal from illegal takes. Wildlife DNA registers created from tissue samples of legally obtained individual wildlife specimens can address this problem by allowing managers to identify unregistered (presumably illegally obtained) specimens. We tested the effectiveness of the only current, fully operational wildlife DNA register of individual… CONTINUE READING

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