Kenya Burns IvoryMay 31, 2016 - 1 minute read
On April 30, Elewana proudly watched alongside the planet as Kenya made history by burning 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horn. African leaders, world-renowned conservationists and celebrities joined in the event which received global media coverage. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Kenya in its fierce battle against poaching and highlight its significant achievement in reducing poaching statistics:
- In 2013, 302 elephants were lost to poaching according to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) report, almost an average of one elephant a day.
- By 2014, the annual total had been reduced to 137 elephants. Meanwhile, more than 5,800 kg of ivory and rhino horn from within and transiting through Kenya was recovered through anti-poaching programs, and 123 poaching or smuggling suspects arrested.
Well done Kenya!