WILDLIFE DNA PROGRAM News Release
DNA collection kits were developed, tested and supplied to member guide outfitters for use in the field. Starting in 2012, guide outfitters collect blood samples from the animals they harvest and send them back to GOABC for proper storage. In the second phase of the project, DNA sequencing and analysis is set to begin.
The GOABC-funded DNA program provides a meaningful opportunity for outfitters to get involved in wildlife management and participate in citizen science by using modern technology to add valuable resources and data about wildlife in BC.