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New wildlife crime lab will help snare traffickers in Malawi

# Malawi has inaugurated its first wildlife forensic laboratory, aimed at bolstering the fight against wildlife traffickers. The project, supported by the Edinburgh-based TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network in partnership with TRAFFIC, focuses on the latest evidence-collection and analysis techniques. The lab will provide training for local scientists to enhance capacity to prosecute offenders. National Parks and Wildlife director, Brighton Kumchedwa, says antelope and pangolin are most at risk. The partnership aims to strengthen capabilities in crime scene investigation, evidence management, forensic analysis, and effective court presentation.