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Genetic fingerprinting database helping African officials fight poaching

South African authorities long had eyes on Rogers Mukwena. They knew the former schoolteacher was wanted in Zimbabwe for poaching rhinoceroses and selling their horns, which can command hundreds of thousands of dollars.


He’d jumped bail and fled to northern Pretoria, but it was vexingly difficult to catch and prosecute him — until a scientist helped make the case against him with rhino DNA.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/science/dna-rhinos-ivory-poachers.html

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