Kenya opens $100m wildlife forensic lab to help prosecute poachers

Emilio Cogliani

New facility in Nairobi, first of its kind in east Africa, will collect and analyse DNA samples to help investigators identify the animal species killed by poachers

A genetic and forensic laboratory, the first of its kind in eastern Africa, has been opened in Kenya to help prosecute wildlife crimes by poachers.

Rhinos and elephants are among the animals being killed by poachers in Kenya, part of a growing illegal wildlife trade across Africa driven by demand in Asia and estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year.

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from Environment | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1A097pJ

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