Below are resources and services available for wildlife forensics partitioners and each step of the investigative process, from crime scene to courtroom. These have been developed by TRACE and our partners and funders.
Other wildlife forensic resources are available from the Society for Wildlife Forensic Sciences. www.wildlifeforensicscience.org/documents
Wildlife Crime Scene Guide for First Responders
A basic guide for first responders, including those operating under non-optimal conditions with limited equipment and limited personnel.
Hard copies are available to organisations and individuals intending to conduct Wildlife Crime Scene awareness training and who are qualified to do so. To request copies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A digital version is available to members of the Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange (TWIX).
Wildlife Crime Scene Training manual
This training manual presents suggestions and ideas for training the contents of the Wildlife Crime Scene Guide for First Responders. It is only available to those people qualified to train Wildlife Crime Scene Awareness as presented in the guide. Please contact us for more information.
Wildlife Crime Scene Quick reference Guide
This ‘Aide memoire’ is intended as a pocket reference for filed officers who have undergone suitable training based on the Wildlife Crime Scene Guide for First Responders.
Printable crime scene markers and Unique Reference Number cards.
These crime scene markers with unique reference number fields can be downloaded and printed for use in the field.
These Editable double-sided evidence labels can be downloaded and printed for use in the field.
Portable Enforcement Laboratory for testing seizures (PELTS)
For countries that do not have a lab or access to wildlife forensic services, TRACE have established a Portable Enforcement Laboratory for Testing Seizures in partnership with UNODC. For more details about the PELTS system please watch the video
If you are a government agency interested in using the PELTS system, please contact us using the following email:
PELTS at tracenetwork.org
LionLocalizer is an online tool to provide intelligence into the possible geographic origin of any seized lion body parts. It uses genetic sequences generated from the seized lion parts to match them against a database known, georeferenced lion genetic sequences.
LionLocalizer is available here: https://lionlocalizer.org
Just as LionLocalizer can provide intelligence into the possible geographic origin of any seized lion body parts, Loxodonta Localizer is able to use genetic sequences generated from elephant body parts, including ivory, to match them against a database known, georeferenced elephant genetic sequences.