Meet an Ivory Trafficker’s ‘Worst Nightmare’


31 January 2020

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A groundbreaking technique looks set to turn man’s best friend into a trafficker’s worst nightmare. It will allow dogs to sniff out ivory, rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products hidden in large shipping containers, using a tiny sample of air. The method is being trialled at Kenya’s Mombasa port – said to be Africa’s most active hub for ivory trafficking.

According to one report, more than 18,000kg of ivory was seized at the port between 2009 and 2014.

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