There were huge plumes of smoke and ash over Nairobi National Park on Saturday as Kenya sent a message to poachers. The country burned its biggest ever stockpile of elephant and rhino tusks.
Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tons of illegal ivory hidden among boxes of fruit. The Southeast Asian country has increased efforts to tackle wildlife smuggling trade.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory. He demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.
China has announced it will ban the trading and processing of ivory by the end of 2017. The move has been hailed by conservationists as a "game changer" for elephants.
More than 300 kilograms of elephant tusks have been confiscated in Vietnam. Namibia and Zimbabwe meanwhile have lost their vote to allow ivory trade.
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