Following his attendance at the United for Wildlife Global Summit, Prince William, President of United for Wildlife, saw how Singapore is working to improve enforcement against poaching and trafficking at source at a visit to the Centre for Wildlife Forensics.
Singapore has put in place a whole-of-government approach to combat the illegal trade in CITES-listed species. The Centre for Wildlife Forensics is Singapore’s first national facility for wildlife forensics. The facility leverages science and technology to investigate cases of IWT, helping identify and verify species and produce evidence to support law enforcement and prosecution.
The Prince toured the Centre, and was shown the cutting edge approaches taken by researchers to identify and catalogue samples to understand poaching and trafficking trends.