Approximately 5% of the global stocks of ivory were burned in 11 symbolic pyres, with 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn. But now ivory trade has been banned since 1989. The sanctions have made an estimate that the stockpiles would have been worth roughly $105 millions in the market. Kenyatta will join global leaders in press for an global ivory ban at a United Nations summit later this year.
The import of ivory into China is illegal because it is extremely valued. More than 30,000 out of 450,000 elephants in Africa are thought to be lost to poaching every year. Nearly 90 elephants have been killed just in this year.
Coming up to the topic during the burning ceremony, Kenyatta said that he had acquired a good conclusion. Reacting to criticism of burning the seized ivory rather than permitting it to sell and putting its revenue into Kenya’s economy, while Kenyatta said that Kenya is a poor state.