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Plant Conservation in Malaysia

CSI: Las Vegas, Miami, New York. where is CSI: Omaha? Of course, the popularity of forensic science is warranted, seeing how forensics uses the latest in technology and biology to bring criminals to justice and solve crimes. But did you ever think about using forensic science to fight crimes against animals? This is where my interest lies. A relatively new and increasingly important application of forensic science is Wildlife Forensics, in which scientific principles are used to fight crimes against wildlife victims. Various crimes against animals include illegal hunting out of season, trade of wildlife body parts, and illegal poaching of endangered species. The Siberian tiger falls victim to these crimes. Currently, they are the biggest feline on the planet. But if things continue the way they are, they may not be for long. In the article "Siberian Tigers Fade Away," by the Wildlife Conservation Society, they state that in 2005 it was estimated that there were only about 500 Siberian tigers living in their habitat of eastern Russia.

Wildlife Lanes

Fish and Wildlife Service at http://www. fws. gov there are 10 national refuges within the state. Each of those areas that have been set aside to provide nesting, habitat and survival areas for plants and wildlife has its own unique history. Some sites have long been a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, begun by President Theodore Roosevelt, but others are relative newcomers to the system. These three refuges provide a good sample of what you can see and enjoy when visiting National Wildlife Refuges in Alabama. Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Anniston, AL The Cahaba River flows for some 200 miles and is the longest stream in the state of Alabama. According to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service the river supports 64 "rare and imperiled" species of both plants and wildlife. It is not surprising that a section of the river was selected out to be preserved as a national wildlife refuge.