Wildlife officials in Africa are to be trained by UK scientists in crime scene investigation and DNA forensic analysis to tackle elephant and rhino poaching.
The UK will be “front and centre” of global efforts to end the trade in ivory, Michael Gove vowed as conservation groups urged the Government to act quickly to implement a proposed near-total ban on sales.
Pensioner loses bid to get licence back for £2,500 rifle and silencer following poaching convictions
Police have cancelled the firearms certificate of a pensioner with four poaching convictions to his name.
A court case in which DNA profiling was used to link a suspect to a poaching incident on a Highland estate was the first time the test had been used for this purpose in the UK, it has emerged.