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Grevy's zebras in Samburu Reserve, Kenya

Wildbook: a social network for wildlife

Nature’s Barcodes In 1974, a grocery item with the now universal black and white barcode was scanned for the first time. This invention streamlined the check-out process and has forever…
Grevy's zebras in Samburu Reserve, Kenya

Translating the barcode of wildlife into action

One might assume that the biggest challenge in managing an ambitious, multinational initiative like the Barcode of Wildlife Project (BWP) stems from the cross-cultural dimensions of the enterprise. But the…
Elephants in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Scanning the barcode of wildlife

An ambitious global initiative, the Barcode of Wildlife Project unites research biologists, investigators, prosecutors, and members of law enforcement in partner countries in using DNA barcoding to combat wildlife crime.
Elephants in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Fighting rhino poaching in India, CSI-style

It takes less than 20 milligrams of rhino horn to prosecute poachers. This is all scientists need to discover a rhinoceros' unique DNA pattern, a sort of genetic fingerprint investigators…

Protecting Marine Protected Areas

When a large swath of the Ross Sea in Antarctica earned marine protected area (MPA) status late last year, becoming the world’s largest MPA, it was hailed as an ocean…