Watch Kenya Burns Millions of Dollars In Ivory In 360 Virtual Reality
In this New York Times 360 video, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta decided to burn $100 million dollar worth of ivory, to deliver a simple message that the country of Kenya will not tolerate illegal ivory trade, an ethical activity that is threatening wild elephants to near extinction.
Kenya government set 105 metric tons of ivory on fire collected through confiscation and recovery, an event that destroyed the most ivory in recording history, representing over 6000 thousand dead elephants.
Kenya is serious about protecting their natural heritage, and Mr. Kenyatta said “No one has any business in trading in ivory, for this trade means death-the death of our elephants and the death of our natural heritage.”
Over the past years, poachers armed with heavy artillery have wiped out thousands of wild elephants across Africa, and many of the tusks are traded through underground pipelines to Asia, especially in Mainland China. The current market price of ivory is about $1,000 USD per kilogram.
This was not the first time that truckloads of elephant tusks were destroyed to discourage it’s trade, and many countries have done the same by making the statement that ivory is worthless unless it’s on a living elephant.
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