“White Bone” –The Inside Story: Using DNA to Track Down a Deadly Ivory Smuggling Cartel (WATCH

 

“There is so much information in an ivory seizure — so much more than what a traditional investigation can uncover,” said Samuel Wasser, director of the UW Center for Conservation Biology and a professor of biology. “Not only can we identify the geographic origins of the poached elephants and the number of populations represented in a seizure, but we can use the same genetic tools to link different seizures to the same underlying criminal network.”

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