Wildlife Crime Investigation

There are still tickets available to THIS WEEKEND’S lecture about crimes against wildlife! This is a rare opportunity to hear first hand about how scientists solve crimes against animals and work to end poaching and illegal trade.You’ll hear from a forensic wildlife crime investigator who worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Forensic’s Lab for 20 years!  This is a rare opportunity to hear first hand about how scientists solve crimes against animals and work to end poaching and illegal trade.

Plus, our forensics evidence collection from previously solved crimes will also be on display. 

 

Following the Evidence: 

Bonnie Yates spent her career dedicated to investigating crimes against wildlife around the world. From poaching to trafficking Bonnie shares stories of crimes against wildlife that would shock any animal lover.  After two decades at the United States Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, Bonnie retired as chief of the Mammal Unit.  The FWS lab in Ashland is the only Federal facility fully devoted to assisting law enforcement solve crimes involving wildlife. Bonnie examined mammalian evidence as part of wildlife crime investigations from around the globe. Before her time at the Forensic Lab, she analyzed bones from archaeological sites and headed the Zooarchaeology Laboratory at UNT’s Institute of Applied Sciences. Hear about her incredible career and the unique facility in our own backyard.

Saturday, May 15, 2:00 – Following the Evidence
Bonnie Yates, Wildlife Crime Investigator, (retd.)


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