TITLE

Microchips to stop poaching?

AUTHOR(S)
Investor's Business Daily
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Investors Business Daily;10/28/2013, pA02
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The World Wildlife Foundation has supplied Kenya with scanners and more than 1,000 microchips to implant into rhinoceros' horns. Kenyan officials hope the chips will help trace poached horns and deter unnecessary slaughter of the endangered beasts. Black market demand continues in parts of Asia, where rhino horns have ornamental and supposed medicinal value. Poaching has resulted in declining rates of rhino and elephant populations across Africa.
ACCESSION #
91646539

 

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