Jordan Working to Prevent Wildlife Crimes

Published January 24th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Jordanian law enforcement agencies are working with their British counterparts and non-governmental organizations to end crimes against wildlife, according to the Jordan Times Daily. 

 

A group of visiting British officers have said such offenses should be treated as crimes. They are providing local officials with information on how they have learned to successfully work with police departments and environmental groups across England to deal with these crimes.  

 

One tool that British officials were teaching the Jordanians to detect wildlife crime was genetic testing. The officials said that DNA tests can determine the difference between wildlife that were bred in captivity versus the wild. Khalid Irani, the general manager of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, who participated in a meeting, said Jordan is using the British network model, which has created special alliances in generating ecological awareness. 

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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