Wildlife are living things that are neither human nor domesticated. The discipline of wildlife forensics applies science to legal issues that concern wildlife. Wildlife expert witnesses apply scientific procedures to investigate crimes related to wildlife, such as the exotic pet trade, poaching, and other illegal hunting activities. These expert are also instrumental in treating wildlife and assessing damage from oil spills.
ForensisGroup wildlife expert witnesses can be forensics specialists who are trained as scientists. These experts apply chemical techniques to investigate wildlife crimes and also examine animals, animal parts and products, and other evidence collected by wildlife inspectors and other officials, such as state game wardens, local animal control agencies, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Wildlife experts will identify the species of the animal and may be asked to render an opinion as to its cause of death as expert witness in court. Many of our wildlife experts are employed or have experience working in federal and state wildlife agencies and devote much of their time to research in laboratories, but are sometimes called upon to investigate a specific incident, such as an oil spill, where they will collect samples or examine a crime scene in the field.
Review our listings of wildlife expert witnesses, and if you are unable to find the expert you need, please contact us at 1-800-555-5422 or complete and submit an expert request form. Our staff will research and recruit additional experts for your review at no cost or obligation.