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Kenya burns thousands of elephant tusks

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 00:59

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of ivory and a ton of rhino horns confiscated from smugglers and poachers as the country seeks to halt trade of the animal parts. Subtitled Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns are prepped for destruction in Nairobi, Kenya... ... a stockpile that would have been worth an estimated $150 million to smugglers. It's the biggest ever incineration of its kind. The Kenyan government says it wants to send a strong message... ... as its species increasingly come under threat from poachers. In the 1970s, Africa had about 1.2 million elephants. It now has 400,000 to 450,000. Fewer than 30,000 rhinos remain on the continent.

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Kenya burns thousands of elephant tusks

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 00:59