Kenya tries new way to protect rhinos

Rangers saw horns off and insert high-tech tracking devices in attempt to save the animals from poachers.

Poachers killed around 10 percent of Kenya’s rhino population last year, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Horns can fetch up to $90,000 a kilo and are in demand across Asia for their perceived medicinal qualities.

The WWF and Kenyan rangers have responded to illegal poaching by launching a programme that involves sawing off rhinos’ horns and inserting high-tech tracking devices under their skin.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.

Source: Al Jazeera