Forensic genomic toolkit for tracking the illegal wildlife trade

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    This project aims to analyse the illegal parrot trade by utilising conservation genomic approaches. The project will reveal wildlife trade routes in South-east Asia by developing cutting-edge forensic genomic techniques and criminological methods. Expected outcomes of this project include new field-deployable sequencing technology to provide in-situ genetic information for identifying the taxonomy and provenance of confiscated specimens, and a first ever genetic database of traded wildlife. The project will facilitate important countermeasures to the illegal wildlife trade including confiscation, reintroduction, improved law enforcement, and education for better biodiversity outcomes in our region.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date5/12/233/12/26

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$465,677.00

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