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DNA sleuth to help Brazil catch loggers

Renato Paranaiba from Brazil at the Royal Botanic Garden with Dr Laura Forrest. Picture: Greg Macvean

Renato Paranaiba from Brazil at the Royal Botanic Garden with Dr Laura Forrest. Picture: Greg Macvean

  • by JULIA HORTON
 

IT SOUNDS like a job for the ­detectives of CSI: Amazon. Swathes of Brazil’s fragile ­rainforest are being devastated by a burgeoning trade in ­illegal logging but a lack of ­evidence means the criminals are never caught.

 

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