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Detection dogs stop ivory traffickers! @AWF_Official @kwskenya

Friday, January 15, 2016 Nairobi Trained by AWF and operated by Kenya Wildlife Service, dogs detect ivory hidden in luggage on four separate occasions in one week. Ivory detection dogs deployed at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport led authorities to ivory hidden in luggage on four separate occasions last week. Trained by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and part of Kenya Wildlife Service’s (KWS’s) Canine Detection Unit, the dogs and their handlers found smuggled ivory in the luggage of four passengers, all traveling to China. Three of the arrested were en route to Guangzhou, where the Chinese government destroyed six tons of confiscated ivory last year. At least two of the travelers were transiting through Kenya from Ghana and Mozambique. “Four ivory busts in one week is ridiculous,” said Dr. Philip Muruthi, vice president of species protection for the Afric...

Full article: http://www.awf.org/news/detection-dogs-stop-ivory-traffic...

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