• Sudan, the world’s last remaining male northern white rhinoceros, and his keeper at Ol Pejeta conservancy, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, April 28, 2016. The conservancy is home to the last three white rhinos on Earth.
    • Sudan, the world’s last remaining male northern white rhinoceros, lives at Ol Pejeta conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, in Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, April 28, 2016.
    • English actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, bending down, meets Ringo, a 6-month old white rhinoceros, at Ol Pejeta conservancy, home to the last three northern white rhinos on Earth, in Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, April 28, 2016.
    • Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Kitili Mbathi, center left, and Kenya Wildlife Service chairman Richard Leakey, center right, prepare for ivory tusks and rhino horns to be burned, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Kitili Mbathi, center left, and Kenya Wildlife Service chairman Richard Leakey, center right, speak with attendees at Kenya’s ivory burn, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • Ivory tusks are stacked to be burned in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016. On Saturday, 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn were destroyed in a bid to stamp out the illegal ivory trade.
    • Ivory piles begin to burn at Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016. On Saturday, 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn were destroyed in a bid to help stamp out the illegal ivory trade.
    • Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta watches 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn being destroyed in a bid to stamp out the illegal ivory trade, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • At the conclusion of a three-day anti-poaching summit, Kenya burned 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, at Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • Kenya Wildlife Service rangers photograph themselves at a massive burn of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn at the end of a three-day anti-poaching summit, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • A three-day anti-poaching summit held in Kenya sent a united message to the world -- #stopthetrade -- that elephants are worth more alive than dead, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • Firefighters stand guard as 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn were burned, at Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 30, 2016.
    • Kenyan Police Reservists demonstrate Rapid Response Team actions to fight poaching at Ol Pejeta conservancy, in Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, April 28, 2016. Teams consist of rangers, a tracker dog and helicopter support.
    • Rangers prepare for demonstrations on front-line protection against poaching at Ol Pejeta conservancy, the largest black rhinoceros sanctuary in East Africa, in Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, April 28, 2016.
    • A demonstration at Ol Pejeta conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, shows how a bee fence can be used to limit human-elephant conflict, in Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, April 28, 2016.

    African Presidents Vow to Step Up Efforts to Save Elephants

    Published May 02, 2016

    More than 200 people, including three African presidents, gathered in Kenya for a three-day anti-poaching summit to find ways to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants by protecting at least 50 percent of these animals and their landscapes by 2020. African countries were also encouraged to destroy their ivory stockpiles. Kenya ended the summit by burning 105 tons of ivory Saturday, and President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged his support for a complete ban on the ivory trade.
     


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