Wildlife Forensics

Wildlife Forensics Quiz Crafted by - 

R. Aparna

Assistant Professor 

Department of Forensic Science

JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University), Bengaluru

Introduction to Wildlife Forensics  

Wildlife forensics is a relatively new field of criminal investigation. Its goals are to use scientific procedures to examine, identify, and compare evidence from crime scenes, and to link this evidence with a suspect and a victim, which is specifically an animal. Killing wild animals that are protected from hunting by laws, also called poaching, is one of the most serious crimes investigated by wildlife forensic scientists. Other crimes against wildlife include buying and selling protected animals and buying and selling products made from protected animals.

Let's look at the question and their answers 

Que 1. Wildlife crimes are considered to be____.

a) Victimless crimes

b) Property crime

c) Transnational organised crime

d) Violent crime

Answer - c) Transnational organised crime

Que 2. Protected wood types may be identified through_____. 

a) Isotype analysis

b) Genetic tree mapping

c) Microscopic examination

d) Numbering

Answer - b) Genetic tree mapping

Que 3. Wildlife Protection Act was enacted in the year.

a) 1947

b) 1927

c) 1972

d) 1974

Answer - c) 1972

Que 4. Human activities such as_____ has majorly contributed to the extinction of the species. 

a) Introduction of new species

b) Pollution

c) Hunting for wildlife products

d) Destruction of natural habitat

Answer - d) Destruction of natural habitat

Que 5. Which among the following is the matching pair of a sanctuary and its main protected wild animal? 

a) Sunderbans-Rhino

b) Gir-Lio

c) Kaziranga-Musk Deer

d) All of these

Answer - b) Gir-Lio

Que 6. Which among the following is false for illegal internet wildlife trade? 

a) It is easy to identify criminals involved in such offences

b) It is extremely difficult to obtain jurisdictional authority

c) Electronic records can be modified with little effort

d) Highly skilled personnel are required to investigate

Answer - a) It is easy to identify criminals involved in such offences

Que 7. Pugmarks are easily recorded on _____. 

a) Leaves

b) Plastic

c) Wooden surface

d) Damp ground

Answer - d) Damp ground

Que 8. Cause of death of an animal may be determined by _____. 

a) Pug impressions

b) Animal autopsy

c) Stride pattern

d) Tracker dogs

Answer - b) Animal autopsy

Que 9. Identification of a specimen is important for ____ purposes. 

a) Administrative

b) Legal

c) Scientific 

d) All of the above

Answer - d) All of the above

Que 10._____ is the process of counting annual rings to calculate the age of a tree.

a) Chronology

b) Dendrology

c) Dendrochronology

d) Countology

Answer - c) Dendrochronology

Que 11. The purpose of wildlife crime scene investigation is to _____. 

a) Identification of the species

b) Determine the cause of death

c) Linking the suspects

d) All of the above

Answer - d) All of the above

Que 12. In a wildlife crime scene, the following are biological evidences except _____. 

a) Hair

b) Blood

c) Nails

d) Thread

Answer - d) Thread

Que 13. Wet biological evidences should be packed after____. 

a) Drying under direct sunlight

b) Drying in the room temperature

c) Drying in a box

d) Drying in the dark

Answer - b) Drying in the room temperature

Que 14. A _____ is used for the visual identification of a feather. 

a) Positive control

b) Negative control

c) Standard sample

d) Product derivative

Answer – c) Standard sample

Que 15. Illegal logging is a profitable form of _____. 

a) Transnational crime

b) Joint crime

c) Cybercrime

d) None of the above.

Answer – a) Transnational crime

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