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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. They examine, identify, and compare evidence using a wide range of scientific procedures and instruments, in the attempt to link suspect, victim, and crime scene with physical evidence.

USFWS Office of Law Enforcement
Our mission is to protect wildlife and plant resources through the effective enforcement of federal laws. By working with federal, state, tribal, and foreign enforcement agencies and other conservation partners, we combat wildlife trafficking, help recover endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, safeguard fisheries, prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation.

NOAA Office of Law Enforcement NOAA Fisheries emblem with a teal ribbon and text highlighting the agency’s 150th anniversary
Beyond science and regulations, we enforce more than 40 laws designed to protect marine life and their habitat. We enforce domestic laws and international treaty requirements to ensure these global marine resources are available for future generations. In partnership with states and other federal agencies, our special agents and enforcement officers work on all U.S. coasts and inland riverways to ensure compliance with the nation’s marine resource laws and take enforcement action when violators disobey the laws.

NOAA Fisheries Forensic Science Center
We conduct science to support the conservation of marine species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. Effective conservation requires understanding how human and natural factors influence the viability of marine species and their ecosystems, including human communities. To meet this challenge, we have assembled a group of scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including statistics, genetics, ecology, economics, anthropology, and population biology. Working together, we are dedicated to providing science to address critical conservation needs, with a primary focus on the recovery of threatened species in the Pacific Northwest and the California Current. California Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory

Wyoming Fish and Game Conservation Wyoming Game & Fish Department Home
Wyoming’s wildlife forensic laboratory has received national recognition for its outstanding investigations, specializing in DNA investigations.

Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (SWFS) Society for Wildlife Forensic Science
The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (SWFS) an international organization that supports practitioners and promotes best practices in wildlife forensic science. This site contains information on wildlife forensics for the scientific community and others interested in using forensics to tackle wildlife crime.

North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association NAWEOA
Mission: ​International collaboration focused upon promoting professionalism and excellence in wildlife conservation law enforcement through training, networking, and professional recognition​Vision: Unified international natural resource enforcement and protection

Shoals Marine Laboratory Wildlife Forensics
Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. As a leader in marine science undergraduate education, SML offers endless learning and research opportunities for students, interns, and members of the broader scientific community.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Home
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.

Interpol Wildlife and Environmental CrimesInterpol Logo
The International Criminal Police Organization is an inter-governmental organization. We have 194 member countries, and we help police in all of them to work together to make the world a safer place. To do this, we enable them to share and access data on crimes and criminals, and we offer a range of technical and operational support.

Tufts University Wildlife Medicine Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building
Our mission is to educate and engage veterinary students in the practice of wildlife medicine as well as the larger ethical and conservation issues that impact wildlife individuals and populations. Our vision is to continually strives to be a center of excellence for education, clinical practice, and discovery in the fields of wildlife and conservation medicine.

DNA Solutions Inc. of Oklahoma Animal Services DNA Solutions full logo
DNA Solutions offers State-of-the-art DNA testing for animal identification. The ability to uniquely identify an animal by its DNA eliminated the problems associated with other common forms of identification; ear tags, microchip, tattoos, nose prints, and visual physical properties. The DNA of your animal will never change over the life of the animal and any portion of the animal can be used as a sample to test.

Oklahoma City ZooOklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden - Wikipedia
Oklahoma’s premier destination connecting people and our world’s vanishing wildlife and wild places

Oklahoma State University Avian, Exotics, and Zoo Medicine