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