The Sniffer Dogs Fighting Wildlife Crime

A new way of enabling sniffer dogs to detect illegal wildlife products from just a tiny sample of air taken from a shipping container is being trialled in Mombasa port in Kenya, where a huge amount of ivory passes through each year. The innovative technique, being trialled by WWF, TRAFFIC and Kenya Wildlife Service, will be a useful new tool in tackling the illegal wildlife trade and is expected to lead to more discoveries of illicit animals, plants and timber products, as well as helping to identify those responsible for the initial shipments.

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