BBC News – Kenya to microchip every rhino in anti-poaching drive

BBC News – Kenya to microchip every rhino in anti-poaching drive

 

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[BBC News, AFRICA, 16 October 2013 Last updated at 13:31 ET ]

Kenya is embarking on an ambitious plan to microchip every rhino in the country in a drive to combat a surge of poaching, say wildlife officials.Tracking and darting each rhino in order to implant a hidden microchip is an ambitious project.

The microchips will be implanted in the horns of more than 1,000 rhinos.

Officials hope the chips will enable live animals to be tracked and poached horns to be traced,  improving the chances of poachers being prosecuted.

Soaring prices for ivory and horn have prompted a “golf rush” in poaching across much of Africa.

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