100 tons of ivory burned in Africa; estimated at $250,000 on black market
May 1, 2016, 20:40:06 CEST | Wikinews

File photo, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, 2011. (Image: Muhammad Mahdi Karim.)
Celebrities Kristin Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, George Soros, and Elton John were also there.

Kenya Wildlife Service director Kihili Mbathi says the ivory has no worth for them. Only the living animals matter. Kenya, Tanzania, and other countries heavily affected by illegal hunting of elephants have varying policies on this matter. Tanzania saves every piece of ivory, while Kenyans burn the monetarily valuable ivory each year. Mbathi also says the burning of ivory is meant to stimulate discussion of a global ban against all ivory buying and selling.

Source: Wikinews
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