International e-Conference



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LaCONES, CSIR-Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology

November 3 - 5, 2020, Hyderabad, INDIA


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We at the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad extend a warm welcome and cordially invite you all to participate in the International e-conference on Recent Advances and Status of Wildlife Forensics on 3rd to 5th of November 2020. The main objectives of this conference are to highlight the current status of wildlife crime globally and the efforts being made to battle the same. The emphasis of this conference will be on technological advancements which can be used to effectively tackle wildlife crime. The target audience of this conference is wildlife biologists, veterinarians, conservationists, law enforcement officers and students interested in the area of wildlife forensics.

The Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) is a national laboratory of CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), dedicated for wildlife research and conservation in India ( For the last two decades, LaCONES has made significant contributions in wildlife research in various aspects such as DNA fingerprinting, wildlife forensics, evolutionary and population genetics, wild animal anaesthesia, assisted reproduction and conservation breeding, and has also established India's only Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank. In the area of wildlife forensics, LaCONES has been in the forefront of technology in India and works constantly with law enforcement agencies to resolve issues related to poaching and wildlife trade.

Themes of The Conference

This conference aims to bring together eminent scientists and experts working in wildlife forensics and wildlife crime control. Their talks and discussions will be in the following thematic areas -


1. Global status of wildlife crime and illegal trade: An update

2. Molecular technologies to fight wildlife crime

3. Wildlife crime and law enforcement


Dr. Rob Ogden
Director, Edinburgh Conservation Science (ECOS); The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute
Director, TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network

Mr. Crawford Allan
Senior Director, TRAFFIC International

Dr. Cindy Harper
Director, Veterinary Genetics Lab, University of Pretoria

Dr. Mary K. Burnham Curtis
Senior Forensic Scientist-Genetics Team Leader, National Forensic Laboratory, US F&WLS

Ms. Tilotma Varma, IPS
Additional Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

Mr. Saurabh Sharma, Advocate
Litigator - Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment

Dr. Amit Mallick, IFS
IGF, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

Dr. Rajesh Gopal, IFS
Secretary General, Global Tiger Forum (GTF)

Dr. Saket Badola, IFS
Head, TRAFFIC India

Mr. Mohnish Kapoor
Head of Programs and Partnerships, Global Tiger Forum



Abstract Submission

Abstracts (250-300 words) in wildlife forensics, wildlife crime investigation and related areas are invited through online submission only after registering for the conference. Submissions will not be entertained through email, fax or post. All abstracts sent on or before 28 October 2020 will be peer-reviewed by a scientific committee, and authors will be notified of acceptance for a short oral presentation (10 minutes) by 30 October 2020. A total of fifteen oral presentations will be scheduled on 04 November 2020.

Important Dates To Remember

Abstract submission last date: 28 October 2020 30 October 2020

Acceptance of Abstract: 02 November 2020

Registration last date: 01 November 2020



Dr. Ajay Gaur,

Dr. P. Anuradha Reddy,

Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES)
CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Attapur, Hyderabad 500048 INDIA