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DNA breakthrough for wildlife crime 24/04/2018 Wildlife crime investigations could be supported by new research into retrieving human DNA found at the scene, says the Scottish Government.

DNA breakthrough for wildlife crime

Wildlife crime investigations could be supported by new research into retrieving human DNA found at the scene, says the Scottish Government.

The research was initiated by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Scotland and carried out by the Scottish Police Authority’s (SPA) Forensic Services, the Scottish Government and the University of Strathclyde.

It found DNA can be traced on traps that have been outside for at least 10 days, and from rabbit baits and bird carcasses at crime scenes after at least 24 hours.

“Poisoning, trapping and shooting are all methods used to illegally target birds of prey, however investigations can often be hampered by a lack of evidence,” said Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham, who is also chair of PAW Scotland. “This new research will unlock the potential of using DNA profiles to track criminals and could play a crucial role in helping secure convictions for wildlife crime.”

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