Images from the Ivory burn on Saturday #Tweet4Elephants

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On Saturday the world witnessed as Kenya burnt most of its stockpile of Ivory. Joe Were captured some great images of this historical event.

The National  Geographic gives a good account of the ivory burn

Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, bent over to light a tray of fuel, the eyes of a thousand observers fixated on his back. Looming in front of him was a massive tower of ivory—one of 11 starkly white pyres set up here at Nairobi National Park, a sprawling wildlife-filled oasis in Kenya’s capital city. Doused in fuel, smoke quickly began to billow from each of the intricately assembled piles. Bright orange blazes soon overtook them, blackening the formerly pristine pyramids.  Read more here.

 

Aerial     Ranger Ivory

Ranger Moses of the Kenya Wildlife Service watching over a stockpile of confiscated ivory. 105 tonnes of Elephant Ivory seized, 1 tonne of Rhino horn confiscated... Over 10,000 elephants killed that deprives Kenya up to $17b in tourism revenue. The numbers speak for themselves... and Ranger Moses has said enough is enough.
Ranger Moses of the Kenya Wildlife Service watching over a stockpile of confiscated ivory. 105 tonnes of Elephant Ivory seized, 1 tonne of Rhino horn confiscated… Over 10,000 elephants killed that deprives Kenya up to $17b in tourism revenue.
The numbers speak for themselves… and Ranger Moses has said enough is enough.

 

Watching Ivory

President (2)

President

Let It Burn

Fire

 

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