Forensic push to curb wildlife crime

  title={Forensic push to curb wildlife crime},
  author={Aisling Irwin},
With wildlife crime escalating, maybe it's time to revamp the international treaty aimed at combating it. Forensic scientists are proposing a series of changes to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to allow new technologies to be unleashed on the problem. Later this month, the CITES meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, will hear of growing desperation over the rise in poaching and the illicit wildlife trade, thought to be the fourth largest illegal trade… CONTINUE READING