Fingerprints ‘breakthrough’ for wildlife crime investigators

14 January 2015

Scientists says they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight againt wildlife crime. A team from the University of Abertay in Dundee has been able to recover fingerprints from the feathers of birds of prey. If a dead bird found in suspicious circumstances has been handled, the fingerprints could help to identify a potential suspect. The researchers have also developed a technique for recovering fingerprints from eggs, which could hep to identify egg collectors. Full story here.