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Got Questions for Wildlife Crime Solvers?

Our Wildlife Forensics Laboratory takes your questions live.


On March 3 at 1 pm EST (10 am PST), in honor of World Wildlife Day, we’ll host a live question-and-answer session and behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Forensics Laboratory - the first and only full-service wildlife forensics lab in the world.

This year, World Wildlife Day is dedicated to the serious issue of wildlife trafficking and what it’s doing to species and habitat around the world. In order to combat these issues, folks at our state-of-the-art lab will talk about the cases they have solved and show you what it’s like to fight wildlife crime.

This is where you come in!  If you have a question for our lab, we’ll try to answer it during the live webcast on March 3. Please submit questions either as a comment to this blog, on our Facebook wall or tweet your questions to @usfwshq.

We can’t discuss current cases or show you the full layout of the lab but we’ll answer as many questions as we can during the Livestream.

Please join us to learn about how we solve these mysteries and help ensure a future for wildlife.

World Wildlife Day
World Wildlife Day is taking on trafficking and wildlife crime.

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Thank you so much for this presentation. Not sure people of the world truly understand how devastating this vast destruction of life affects us all; regardless of seeing animals in person. I am referring to new money for drug trafficking, even human trade, wealth of corrupt governments increase. Any way to Pay these poachers as income to stop poaching. How to reach countries with new-found wealth understand truth of buying ivory. Any way for US or home nation to illegalize hunting for sport? How can simple citizens demand change? Other than money, campaigning, what all can we do? Are you recruiting new rangers?
# Posted By Justan Acre | 2/26/15 4:08 PM

How about developing a protocol for weight loss in tiger bone to support assessment of when crime occurred?
# Posted By Debbie | 2/26/15 7:44 PM

I have seen some very disturbing things on you tube and on facebook one of them being a restaurant that serves real lion burgers is that legal here in the united states??? I just don't understand what is wrong with people today and the way they think.....
# Posted By Maryk | 2/28/15 9:12 PM

I would like to see the state run programs (such as the IDNR sharpshooting program) be regulated by a group of citizen hunters. Not by a bunch of people who have never even seen my town or county! I am conducting my own investigation and spreading the word of our states "sharpshooters" killing whitetail deer and leaving them lay in the field. Someone has to be able to hold these people responsible foe wasting the natural resources in my community!
# Posted By Steve Foisy | 3/1/15 7:42 AM

Will the webcast be archived? I would like to embed this on our wiki
# Posted By Ron Mader | 3/3/15 10:59 AM
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