David L. Hawksworth, in Biodiversity and Conservation
"The Coopers’ background in veterinary medicine, animal care, international law, and developing countries combined with their knowledge of biology and natural history result in a powerful approach to compiling evidence to fight wildlife crime and related misdeeds. Their interdisciplinary and unique perspective on wildlife forensic investigation is what makes this book essential reading for those who are dedicated to righting the wrongs done to our natural world. "
From the Foreword by Lee Durrell, MBE, BA, PhD, Honorary Director, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
" … provides a comprehensive and authoritative text on this multidisciplinary and increasingly important subject. The text references UK and EU law throughout, but draws on wildlife crime experiences throughout the world from the huge international experience of its authors. The book is nicely illustrated, including some colour plates … . As well as extensive clinical and pathological information, the book benefits from its use of case examples, provision of example case forms and other useful supporting material. Veterinarians, biologists, ecologists and those involved in wildlife law, will find this book interesting and essential reading."
Dr Elizabeth Mullineaux BVM&S, DVM&S, CertSHP, MRCVS, Wildlife Veterinary Surgeon and Scientific Advisor to Secret World Wildlife Rescue
"The content and scope are greatly enhanced by case studies from experts in diverse parts of the world. … The text has a practical ‘hands-on’ approach and is written by people who have experience working in the field, not just in the laboratory."
Focusing on Wildlife
" … the practices and procedures described could easily be extrapolated to domestic animal case-work. … a valuable reference for those desirous of providing competent aid."
"The color photographs really add to the attractiveness of the volume, both in its appearance and understanding better the topics under discussion, and may be one of the most useful aspects of the volume … a comprehensive presentation of the whole field of forensic wildlife investigation techniques (it) will serve well as an introductory text for the field."
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
" … offers the reader a unique perspective on the expanding collection of wildlife forensic books on the market today. … would be an excellent addition to any practitioner’s library for them to better understand wildlife forensic science. … also would serve as an excellent lower level undergraduate course textbook (albeit regionally focused on terrestrial vertebrates in Africa), especially considering the void of such reference and educational materials."
The Journal of Wildlife Management
"The book is fascinating, enlivened by the Coopers' experiences obtained through their travels. They have worked extensively overseas, living in Africa for over a decade (including Rwanda during the genocide), as well as being based in the Caribbean, the Arabian desert and Europe. This brings a depth of understanding, perspective and realism to the book."
David Alderton in Cage & Aviary Birds
"Their unique flair is unmistakable, with ingenious tips aplenty … . Covering the scope of wildlife forensic investigation from legislation to courtroom, it serves as a useful reference for students and experienced practitioners alike."
Tim Hopkins in Veterinary Record
"Between them, the principal authors have many years’ experience in veterinary medicine and international law, but also a strong inter-disciplinary approach. This is reflected in the list of 26 additional contributors that come from a wide-range of disciplines. ... for a large number of researchers who might encounter wildlife crime, but especially government departments and investigators working in the field, this volume would be an important addition to their resources."
Campbell Murn, in Vulture News, 66