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Wildlife Forensics

Sackler Whale Meat

Confiscated whale meat

The use of molecular markers to help monitor the commercial trade in wildlife and assist law enforcement authorities in controlling that trade represents a growing area of research in the ConGen. Assisting both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Agriculture, recent ConGen research has resulted in the seizures of illegally traded products from African monkeys and skins from fur seals.
Sackler Skull

Muntjac skull

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