Genetics helps to crack down on chimpanzee smuggling

21 01 2010

A BioMed Central press release wot I wrote.

The smuggling of live chimpanzees is a big problem in Cameroon since the smugglers can earn vast sums of money from the sale of these animals. Researchers from the University of Albany and the State University of New York have been working in collaboration with Limbe Wildlife Centre to use genetics to help identify the geographic origins of rescued chimpanzees. Using this method, it is hoped that smuggling routes and patterns in the illegal trade can be identified and better protection for wildlife can be achieved.

Genetics Helps to Crack Down on Chimpanzee Smuggling

Advertisements

Actions

Information

2 responses

18 02 2010
Genetically Modified Plant Detects Landmines By Turning Red | DailyGenetic.info

[…] Genetics helps to crack down on chimpanzee smuggling […]

1 03 2010
Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol | DailyGenetic.info

[…] Genetics helps to crack down on chimpanzee smuggling […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: