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KWS continue to receive ivory stockpiles from regions

15, Apr 2016

Kenya is set to burn the largest ever stockpile of ivory in history, end of this month 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of Rhino horn will be set ablaze in an event that will bring together 8 heads of state, international celebrities and global conservationists. The Kenya wildlife service this morning received the last two stockpiles ahead of the major event. 987 kg were received from Narok, sealed and delivered to the Nairobi National Park this morning. Earlier KWS had indicated that 120 tons would be burned but later downed the figure to 105 tons for purposes of scientific research and preservation of the larger tusks. The move is seen as a global statement that Kenya has zero tolerance for illegal ivory trade.