Kenya torches world’s biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Stockpiles of elephant tusks are stacked up onto pyres at Nairobi's national park waiting to be burned along with more than a tonne of rhino-horn at what is said to be the biggest stockpile destruction in historyEleven giant pyres of tusks will be set on fire Saturday as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will be the first to light the semi-circle of tusks expected to burn for days in Nairobi's national park, on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. Quite simply, we will not allow it," Kenyatta said at a meeting of African heads of state and conservationists.

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April 30, 2016 8:28 am

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