President Uhuru Kenyatta to burn 15 tonnes of ivory in fight against poaching

An illegal ivory stockpile burns at the Tsavo National Park on July 20, 2011. The then President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki ignited the nearly five tonnes of ivory. AFP PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA

What you need to know:

  • The 2015 theme is "Wildlife crime is serious, let’s get serious about wildlife crime".
  • World Wildlife Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on December 20, 2013 to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday become the third president in Kenya’s history to set ablaze 15 tonnes of elephant ivory to mark World Wildlife Day.

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