The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Wildlife CSI - Forensic investigation and genetic monitoring of illegal wildlife trade

Date: 
Mon, 11/11/2019 - 5:15pm
Meeting point: 
Poppelsdorfer Schloss
Location: 
Lecture hall
Event type: 
Lecture
Event series: 
Colloquium on evolution and biodiversity
Target group: 
Studierende
Lecturer: 
Dr. Stefan Prost, LOEWE-Center for Translational Biodiversity Genomics, Senckenberg, Frankfurt

Illegal wildlife trade was characterized as the 4th most profitable illegal industry in the world in 2008, worth up to $21 billion dollars annually.

Now, more than 10 years later, only illegal fishing alone has an annual worth of up to $23 billion. Alarmingly, wildlife trade, legal and illegal, represents one of the most prominent drivers for vertebrate extinction risk world-wide, surpassing climate change by far.

In this presentation I will outline how illegal wildlife trade is structured, discuss its detrimental effects on biodiversity and how we apply molecular wildlife forensics to monitor and counteract this global illegal phenomenon.  

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-241
+49 228 9122-295
h.waegele [at] leibniz-zfmk.de

Colloquium on biology

Prof. Dr. H. Wägele
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig,
Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
 
Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde
Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss,
Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Place: Great lecture hall, Poppelsdorfer Schloß
Time: mondays, 17.15 h

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