MSc Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics
This MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics is a unique scientific programme that equips current and future wildlife professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern challenges in conservation management and law enforcement. The programme is designed as an institutional collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and SASA (part of the Scottish Government), a government facility which houses the UK wildlife DNA forensics laboratory.
Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions, however scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.
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