Using DNA to track the origin of the largest ivory seizure since the 1989 trade ban

Using DNA to track the origin of the largest ivory seizure since the 1989 trade

The illegal ivory trade recently intensified to the highest levels ever reported. Policing this trafficking has been hampered by the inability to reliably determine geographic origin of contraband ivory. Ivory can be smuggled across multiple international borders and along numerous trade routes, making poaching hotspots and potential trade routes difficult to identify. This also makes it difficult to refute a country's denial of poaching problems. We extend an innovative DNA assignment method to determine the geographic origin(s) of large elephant ivory seizures.

Experts

Céline Sissler-Bienvenu,Direktorin Frankreich und frankophones Afrika
Direktorin Frankreich und frankophones Afrika
Dr. Joseph Okori, Regionaldirektor Südliches Afrika und Programmdirektor Natursc
Regionaldirektor Südliches Afrika und Programmdirektor Naturschutz
Faye Cuevas, Esq., Vizepräsidentin
Vizepräsidentin
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regionaldirektorin Asien
Regionaldirektorin Asien
James Isiche, Regionaldirektor Ostafrika
Regionaldirektor Ostafrika
Jason Bell, IFAW Vizepräsident Natur- und Tierschutz
Vizepräsident Natur- und Tierschutz
Jason Bell, Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Vivek Menon, IFAW Senior-Berater Strategische Partnerschaften
Senior-Berater Strategische Partnerschaften