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New method to combat illegal wildlife trade reveals whether animals were raised in captivity or captured from the wild
Scientists from the University of Hong Kong can now tell whether songbirds for sale at markets were wild-caught by testing the molecular fingerprint on their flesh and feathers. Other projects against wildlife trade include: mapping global pangolin trading routes, an app that recognises endangered fish, and using drain water to identify species in wet markets.
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Published by: SCMP on July 9, 2020
Programme: Wildlife Trade in