Through wildlife forensic science we identify wildlife involved in crimes, assist to solve wildlife-related legal matters and improve biodiversity conservation outcomes.
To support mammal conservation agencies, we use microscopical examination to identify mammalian hairs recovered from ecological and biodiversity surveys.
We analyse mammalian hair retrieved from environmental traps or tubes, scats (animal faeces), and the environment. The generated data provides benchmarks for assessing data from future surveys.
We examine animal hair obtained from imported taxidermied animals, and products containing animal hair, to identify that the animal is not on the CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) list of protected species.
We also examine animal hair recovered from crime scenes, clothing, alleged weapons, and other relevant items to assist in wildlife crime and conservation cases. And we review interpretations of animal hair examinations conducted by other practitioners and forensic scientists.