Meet an ivory trafficker's 'worst nightmare'
[BBC] 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.
To produce that much ivory, the report suggests more than 2,400 elephants may have died - and that is only the ivory they found.
But conservationist Drew McVey is hopeful that statistics like that could soon be a thing of the past.
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-08-26