29 Apr '16, 9pm

Kenya will destroy $100M of elephant ivory this weekend in history's largest burn

Kenya will destroy $100M of elephant ivory this weekend in history's largest burn

(AWF) is sponsoring the controversial burn, which will be the largest public ivory burn in history. Some conservationists believe that destroying confiscated ivory leads to an increase in black market demand, while others argue that illegal traders will continue to be tempted by government stockpiles, which could be stolen. Either way, poaching is the primary reason that elephants and rhinos are endangered , with numbers in such steep decline that their survival is in question.

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