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Wildlife Forensics
   
     
Wildlife Forensics    

RPC has been providing wildlife testing services to wildlife law enforcement for over a decade. Our forensic biology laboratory has international accreditation (ISO 17025) as administered by the Standards Council of Canada to ensure the quality of our wildlife forensic testing.

 

Forensic Testing

 

   
SERVICES
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Species Identification
DNA based analysis to determine the species origin of a sample.

Individual Identification
DNA based analysis to determine the unique DNA fingerprint of an individual. This analysis can be used to determine whether two samples (e.g. blood on a knife and meat in a freezer) are from the same animal.

Gender Typing
DNA based analysis to determine the sex (male or female) of a sample.

Population Studies
DNA based analyses which can be used to characterize particular wildlife populations and to determine the population from which a sample originated.

Expert Testimony and Consultation
RPC’s wildlife scientists and technicians have experience in and are available to provide expert testimony.

 
   
SAMPLES
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Analysis can be performed on:

  • Meat (raw & processed)
  • Skin
  • Blood
  • Hair
  • Scat
  • Bones
 
   
CONTACT
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Sherry Binette
Forensic Biology Technician
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

Dr. Ben Forward
Department Head, Food, Fisheries & Aquaculture
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

 
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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Wildlife Forensics Info Sheet (PDF)