Kenya to microchip every rhino's horn - report

2013-10-17 14:47

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Cape Town – Wildlife officials in Kenya have said that the east African country will soon place microchips in the horn of every rhinoceros after the World Wildlife Fund donated the chips and scanners at a cost of $15 000, a report says. 

Officials said the move will tackle the scourge of poaching in Kenya and it will also boost the ability to prosecute poachers or traffickers, allowing for all the horns to be traced, according to Telegraph.

A spokesperson for the Kenya Wildlife Service said poachers were getting sophisticated in their approach and therefore it was essential that conservative efforts also embraced the use of more sophisticated technology to counter the killing of wildlife.

Poaching has risen sharply in Africa in recent years

Read more on:    world wildlife fund  |  kenya  |  conservation  |  poaching  |  east africa

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