Date lodged: 28 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what part it plays in international (a) projects and (b) groups that tackle wildlife crime.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 13 April 2017
Work is being undertaken at the Scottish Government’s Scottish Advice for Science and Agriculture (SASA) on international projects to develop resources for DNA-based species identification in illegally traded species such as rhinos and pangolin. SASA are also co-organising the Society for Wildlife Forensic Sciences international conference in Edinburgh in June. This event will bring together wildlife forensic scientists, law enforcement officers and policy-makers from around the world.