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Validating a novel chemical method for the detection of illegally trafficked reptiles in transit

Project Member(s): Ueland, M., Frankham, G., Brown, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science Small Grant)
The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science Small Grant)

Start year: 2020

Summary: This project is focused on the validation of forensic methods to be used for the detection of illegally trafficked reptiles in transit as well as to determine the geographic origin of one of Australia’s most trafficked reptile, the shingleback skink (Tiliqua rugosa).

FOR Codes: Chemical Science, Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects), Wildlife and Habitat Management, Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments not elsewhere classified, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences, Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences