Wildlife crime, whether it takes in the form of poaching, exotic species trafficking, illegal logging, persecution of protected species, or any other kind of illegal exploitation of flora and fauna, is a ubiquitous and omnipresent threat to species preservation and conservation. Wildlife crime is a multibillion-dollar danger that spans countries and continents, following closely behind drug and arms trafficking and human trafficking. Regarding the magnitude of the problem, there are limited resources available to address it. Using forensic science to assist in wildlife investigations is a relatively new method that is gaining acceptance, particularly in locations where resources are limited. Forensics has risen to the forefront of natural resource exploitation and regulation, thanks in part to recent discoveries and studies into the utility of DNA in poaching cases. It can also be implemented for animal and environmental crimes. In these types of investigations, forensic science can be used to track and identify criminals through evidentiary analysis, such as DNA, trace evidence like hair or feathers, animal tracks, classification of animal products or imported, exported, or traded goods, or simply recognizing what constitutes indisputable demonstrative evidence. While the use of forensics in wildlife and environmental crime is not the sole answer, it can be seen as one of the weapons in the arsenal of species protection. The long-term survival of the intrinsic value of our ecosystem and natural environment may depend on it.


The Nature's Eye brings an exciting 2-Days Workshop on exploring the interesting field of Wildlife Forensics by Ms Samyukta Chemudupati, for all the learners who want to seek knowledge in the field of Forensics and fight against the crime done on animals.


About the Speaker:​

Ms Samyukta Chemudpati is the Head of the forensics department at wildlife conservative trust. She has over 10 years of experience in designing, organizing and delivering training programmes for diverse audiences from across government, corporate and education sectors in India. She’s also been a forensic trainer for almost 2 years. She's also been a Lecturer in the Diploma in Forensic Science Program of St. Xavier's College for almost 6 years. She has worked on several successful campaigns for policy change at both national and international levels which have impacted the welfare and illegal trade of wildlife, such as the anti-shark finning campaign and the CITES Appendix I listing of pangolins. As part of the Wildlife Law Enforcement Training team at WCT, Samyukta seeks to marry her skills in forensics and training with her passion for wildlife conservation to create effective and sustainable mechanisms for wildlife crime detection and enforcement.


What will you learn?

Day 1: 23rd June 2022; Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Introduction to wildlife crime

  • Different wildlife crimes in India and internationally

  • Role of various enforcement agencies in tackling wildlife crime


Day 2: 24th June 2022; Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Role of forensics in wildlife law enforcement

  • Case studies on wildlife forensics application


Details of the Workshop:

  • Date: 23rd June and 24th June 2022

  • Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm IST

  • Mode: Online

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Registration fee: ₹485

  • Early bird discount:

Group discount (minimum 4): ₹ 335 (if registered till 15th June)

           ₹385 (if registered till the 8th of June

           ₹415 (if registered till the 15th of June)

           ₹ 445 (if registered till the 20th of June)        

  • Question & Answer session

  • E-certificate will be provided at the end of the workshop

  • For further queries contact: / Sneha C: 9535819110 / Gourav: 7597742001

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