Sharks4Kids Presents: Shark Fin ID with Diego Cardenosa
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About the Event
Age Range: Middle & High School My research interests are focused on determining the species composition of the international shark trade, the identification of geographical regions of origin of wildlife products and supply chains at highest risk of illicit trade, and the development and implementation of rapid, portable, and inexpensive in-port DNA protocols to enhance the detection of illicit wildlife trade by law enforcement officers in major wildlife trade hubs around the world. In recent years, I worked closely with law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong, Peru, and Colombia on combatting trafficking of sharks, rays, anadromous eels, and freshwater turtles, while also conducting the largest shark fin market survey in the world. In addition, I work closely with countries in South America to reduce shark bycatch and create long-term programs to assess the status of shark populations in the region.
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