Mongabay
| by Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, commented on an article about curbing the shark fin trade that appeared on the news platform Mongabay. Since tracing dried products like shark fin is nearly impossible, “high-tech approaches like genetic barcoding and niche modeling are key to solving this conservation problem,” McClenachan said. “If we can correctly identify the locations of sharks supplying global markets, conservation efforts can protect vulnerable species in the water, where they’re at risk.”

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