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Building Genetic Forensic Capacity to Reduce South Africa’s Illegal Trade


Ref: 13018
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor Terence Burke
Lead Institution: University of Sheffield
Host Country Institutions: University of KwaZulu Natal - UKZN
Start Date: 2004-05-01
End Date: 2007-12-31
Funding: £216,581.00
Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/misc/groups/molecol/parrotandcrane.html
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: South Africa
Purpose: Endangered Cape Parrot and Blue Crane protected through institutional capacity building at the University of Natal, with wildlife genetic forensic techniques developed to enable claims of captive breeding to be confirmed or refuted in order to detect illegally caught wild birds
Outputs: Microsatellite markersProtocols and Guidelines for forensic analysisWider awareness of methods to detect illegal trade (public/authorities)Two MSc students trained in research and analysisDissemination of results


Documents:
Title: 13-018 HR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 13-018 HR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 13-018 St2 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 13-018 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 13-018 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]