Why ivory without elephants is worthless

A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger stands near a burning pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory seized in Kenya at Nairobi National Park on March 3, 2015. Ivory means death; death for our elephants, our God-given heritage, and our tourism sector. Ivory also means illicit funding of terrorist activities in parts of the African continent. We all have to do everything within our power to stop poaching and trade in ivory. AFP PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA |

What you need to know:

  • On Saturday, I will set ablaze more than 100 tonnes of ivory. It will be a pleasure to burn it and do my part to destroy any possibility that poachers and their accomplices might benefit from the slaughter of Kenya’s elephants.
  • Ivory means death; death for our elephants, our God-given heritage, and our tourism sector.
  • Ivory also means illicit funding of terrorist activities in parts of the African continent.
  • We all have to do everything within our power to stop poaching and trade in ivory.

On Saturday, I will set ablaze more than 100 tonnes of ivory. It will be a pleasure to burn it and do my part to destroy any possibility that poachers and their accomplices might benefit from the slaughter of Kenya’s elephants.

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