Society for Wildlife Forensic Sciences meeting in June 2017

Interested in applying your science degree to help combat wildlife crime? The Society for Wildlife Forensic Sciences (SWFS) is hosting an International meeting in Edinburgh from the 5th-9th June 2017. From the effects of the illegal wildlife trade on endangered species through to identifying poisons used to kill birds of prey, wildlife forensic techniques can be invaluable to investigators.

At the SWFS meeting there will be presentations from various specialisms, including wildlife DNA forensics, analytical chemistry, morphology and stable-isotope analysis. Workshops include “Introduction to Wildlife Forensics”, “Expert Witness Testimony”, “Field-based Analysis Methods” and “R for Forensic Genetics”. The International Symposium day will be opened by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham MSP, and includes a keynote presentation from Mr John Scanlon, Secretary General for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

We have special discounted rates for student registrations for the week, and one-day symposium, and if you were only interested in a half-day “Introduction to Wildlife Forensics” course it would only set you back £50.

If you have some research you would like to present, the abstract deadline is the 17th March 2017. Student scholarship application deadline is the 7th April 2017.

For more information, please visit our website:

If you have any queries, contact the organising committee on

We very much hope that you will consider joining us for the week, the 1-day International Symposium, or even just for a workshop! Spread the word to friends who may be interested in this meeting.

Kind Regards,

Lucy Webster

On behalf of the SWFS 2017 organising committee

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