U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory is a forensic lab within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. It is located in Ashland, Oregon, United States. It is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife.

The U.S. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory was founded in 1988. This laboratory is also the official crime lab for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and the Wildlife Group of Interpol.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is similar to a police lab. While the victim in a police lab is a human being, the victim in a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is an animal. The lab examines, identifies, and compares evidence using a wide range of scientific procedures and instruments, in order to link suspect, victim, and crime scene with physical evidence.