From 29th October to 6th November, 5 members of the Environmental Forensic Sciences Centre team participated in an international conference in Ashland (OR, USA) organized by the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science.
Conference included various workshops, of which we participated in Ivory Identification, Feather Identification, Feather Identification, Validation and Application of STR Panels. These workshops were held directly at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory, where we also managed to arrange the measurement of a significant number of skulls of the species of interest (bears, jaguars, leopards) that are part of our project. The facilities of this laboratory, specializing purely in wildlife crime and the collection of specimens consisting mostly of seized specimens of protected species is incredible.
Through 3 posters and one lecture we presented the results of the project so far, and we have agreed with some of the conference participants on future collaboration. In addition to the 3 posters presented, you can see below some photos from the lab we visited.