Combating Illegal Trade in Animal Products by Rapid On-Site DNA Sequencing
Prof M A Jobling, Dr C A May
21 January 2019
Illegal trading in animal products is commonplace, widespread and diverse, ranging from trafficking high-value, CITES-protected, endangered species between countries, fraudulent misidentification of by-catch fish filleted at sea (estimated at ~25%), through to substitution of low-value meat from one species into foodstuffs advertised as containing another (e.g.
The validation of ecological citizen science data
Dr P Stephens, Mr D Roy, Dr J Judge, Dr G Smith
11 January 2019
Citizen science approaches to wildlife monitoring are growing in scope, scale and prevalence. Long-running examples such as the Pan-European Common Birds Monitoring Scheme, and the UK’s Butterfly Monitoring Scheme show the important impact that these approaches can have on both science and monitoring.