Massive Ivory Set to be Burnt in Kenya

Massive Ivory  Set to be Burnt in Kenya

Kenya Wildlfe Service is set to receive at least 80 tonne of ivory aheas of the biggest burning of tusks in decades. It is said that the ivory is part of a larger consignment of 105 tonnes that wil be burnt during the Elephant Protection Summit to be held between April 29 and 30.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to convene a summit of African Heads of State, corporate leaders, philanthropists and conservation experts this month to develop a continental response to the illegal trade in wildlife products.

The meeting will also see the country host Hollywood A-listers, top conservationists, music superstars and media moguls for a ceremony that will culminate in the destruction of 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horns, much of it seized by the government.

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