Animal Detectives

Crime against wild animals is a multibillion-dollar industry, but there is only one laboratory in the world devoted entirely to investigating those crimes. This film takes viewers inside the US Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, where scientists are working to help law enforcement investigate the illegal and trafficking of animals and animal products.

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Explore the Forensics Lab
of the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Filmmaker: Mark Boyer

Running Time: 4 mins

Language: English

2021 ACFF OfficialSelection
Mark Boyer

Mark Boyer, Filmmaker

Boyer is also a journalist whose work has been recognized with two national Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Webby, and several other awards. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in journalism from the UC at Berkeley. Most recently, he worked as a producer for Great Big Story, CNN’s online video network devoted to cinematic storytelling around the world.