Uhuru to stage war against ivory trade in South Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech on May 26, 2016 the 2016 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) at the UN offices in Gigiri. He said he will take the war on illegal ivory trade to South Africa. PHOTO | NGARE KARIUKI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • South Africa, unlike many other African countries, believes that legalizing the trade in ivory will drive down prices by increasing the supply of ivory. Lower prices mean less incentive to poach.
  • President Kenyatta said he is willing to take the fight against trade in ivory and rhino horn to the nation which holds a divergent stance on the fight against poaching.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he will be taking the fight against trade in ivory to South Africa, a nation that is strongly opposed to destruction of illegal ivory stockpiles.

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