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U.S. Department of State — Training in Wildlife DNA Forensics and Seizure

In order to strengthen the battle against international wildlife trafficking, the U.S. government will fund training to law enforcement, customs officials, and wildlife authorities in crime scene management that includes how to correctly extract a DNA sample for forensic analysis, as well as training on evidence gathering and chain of custody. The primary countries of engagement may include one or more of the following countries in Africa: Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda — and one or more of the following countries in Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applications are invited from nonprofit NGOs and institutions of higher education in the USA and internationally for project funding ranging from US$500 thousand to US$1 million. Funding Opportunity INLEA-INLTC-17-006. The application deadline is 28 July 2017. Link