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The War On Poaching Gets A Boost From Kenya

By 17th March 2015 No Comments

President Uhuru Kenyatta took a stand against poaching last week and set ablaze 15 tonnes of ivory to mark World Wildlife Day. This, he stated, was the beginning of burning all of Kenya’s illegal ivory stockpiles in the course of the year.

Sierra Exif JPEGElephant poaching is a major concern across the continent, one wildlife group claiming that 100,000 elephants were killed in Africa from 2010 to 2012, but Kenya’s deliberate act of defiance sends out a clear statement to poachers.

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Before setting the pile of tusks alight the President Kenyatta said, “Many of these tusks belonged to elephants which were slaughtered by criminals. We want future generations of Kenyans, Africans and the entire world to experience the majesty and beauty of these magnificent beasts. Poachers and their enablers will not have the last word.”
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You can also support Kenya and the war on poaching by visiting Africa’s parks and reserves. Book a seat on one of our camping overland  or accommodated overland expeditions, hop on a small group safari or play a hands on role in wildlife conservation and give back to Africa on our 27-day Masai Mara Conservation & Wildlife Safari voluntour.