New wildlife forensics lab to be commissioned in Kenya to fight wildlife poaching and crime.
Great news! On Monday (13 August, 2012) the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will commission the construction of $700,000 wildlife forensic and genetics laboratory at its headquarters in Nairobi. This new lab will be able to provide legal evidence necessary in courts to convict suspects for wildlife crimes. It will help not only to link suspects of poaching incidents to their wildlife trophies and bushmeat, but the DNA capacity will help track the status of wildlife populations and identify specific isolated or special gene pools that require special protection