30 April 2016

Kenya government destroyed more than 100 tons of Elephant Ivory

April 30, 2016 - The Kenya government destroyed more than 100 tons of elephant ivory in the largest burn of its kind ever, in the hopes of combating the illegal ivory trade and killing of elephants. The burn represented the tusks of more than 6,500 elephants killed, and also included more than a ton of rhino horns.

Source: National Geographic

Read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160430-kenya-record-breaking-ivory-burn/

By Rachel Nuwer
PUBLISHED April 30, 2016

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