In Africa, Geneticists are Hunting Poachers

Workers at Kruger National Park in South Africa moving a rhino from a high-risk poaching area in 2014. Researchers in South Africa are turning to genetic fingerprinting to track down poachers for prosecution.

New York Times

Last updated on 10 January 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
South Africa
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals