Conference Registration 

We are excited to announce that the next Conference and Meeting will be conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Situated along the main international trade routes between Europe, African and East Asia, Malaysia is one of the most significant countries impacted by the illegal wildlife trade. Trafficked wildlife, notably from the African continent, is regularly intercepted in Malaysian ports, en route to consumer countries in Asia. The application of wildlife forensics has been instrumental in combating the illegal wildlife trade, as well as local wildlife crimes in Malaysia.

This will be the Society’s 7th meeting, but its first in Asia.  We are very happy to gather together members, practitioners, and scientists to share and discuss current updates in the field of wildlife forensics and learn about the how our discipline is developing in the region.

Alongside providing a platform for networking and communication, the objective of this conference is also to promote standardization and enhance the growth of the wildlife forensic field to overcome the threat of wildlife crimes to our world’s biodiversity.

Malaysia is home to megadiverse rainforests, and offers unique natural and cultural experiences to participants attending the conference. We welcome you to join us!


Conference date: 24-26 June 2024

Venue: Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Website | Location)

Organizer: Society For Wildlife Forensic Sciences (SWFS)

Hosting laboratory: National Wildlife Forensic Laboratory (NWFL), PERHILITAN, Malaysia.


Registration is now open. To access click the "registration" tab to the right.

Early Bird Registration: Now until 30 March 2024

-SWFS Member Registration: 250.00 USD

-SWFS Student Registration: 150.00 USD

-Non-SWFS Member Registration: 325.00 USD

Regular Registration: 31 March 2024-24 June 2024 

-SWFS Member Registration: 300.00 USD

-SWFS Student Registration: 200.00 USD

-Non-SWFS Member Registration: 375.00 USD


Useful link:

Hotel room booking form.  *Note: Book room by 7 June 2024

Participant’s Arrival Guide

Tourism Malaysia

Gala Dinner Style Guide

There are several workshops to be conducted prior and after the conference. Please be sure to check out the details about workshop offered and sign up, seats are limited!


Abstracts Instructions are posted under the "Abstract Submission" tab.

The deadline for abstract submission has been updated to 1 March 2024.