|World Wildlife Day is taking on trafficking and wildlife crime.|
Today is World Wildlife Day, a day set aside to celebrate the incredible diversity of wildlife found across the globe – and to raise awareness of the threats many of these species face from poaching and wildlife trafficking. To mark this day, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is spotlighting a crucial ally in the fight to protect the world’s wildlife and crack down on wildlife crime: The National Wildlife Forensics Lab.
You probably haven’t heard of this lab, tucked away at the foot of the Cascade Mountains in the small town of Ashland, Oregon. But the lab and its forensic experts are world-renowned for their work to identify the perpetrators of wildlife crime and help law enforcement agencies bring them to justice.
|Our Wildlife Forensics Laboratory takes your questions live.|
Today, you have a rare opportunity to learn about the Forensics Lab and how it has become a vital part of the global fight against poaching and wildlife trafficking. We’re hosting a LiveStream broadcast from the lab at 1 pm EST, giving you a glimpse into how the lab operates and making our forensic scientists available to answer your questions.