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The largest ivory burn ever has recently taken place in Kenya, more than 7 times the size of the previous largest and involving the tusks of more than 8000 African elephants. Piles of African elephant ivory and rhino horn were set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2016. The Kenya Wildlife Authority (KWS) and other officials burnt over 105 tons of elephant ivory and one ton of rhino horn (estimated to be 5% of the current world stockpile) in a display intended to combat the growing threat of wildlife poaching in a ceremony officiated by the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The photographs were taken by Bruce Davidson, who specialises in documenting Africa's willdife and conservation issues. Burning large quantities of ivory is logistically difficult because of the high temperatures required in a process that will take days to reduce the ivory and horn staked in 11 pyres to ash. The ivory and horn bonfire on the edge of the Nairobi National Park, Kenya, is the largest stockpile ever destroyed. The ivory comes from about 8,000 animals and it is estimated to be worth more than $150 million. One kg of ivory is currently worth between $1,000 - $1,500 on the Asian market, and just one tusk can be worth around $60,000 once it is fashioned into a decorative ornament. Kenya plans to push for a world ban on ivory sales at the 17th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in South Africa in late 2016.
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Men preparing African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over  $150 million Nairobi Natio... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Men preparing African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over $150 million Nairobi Natio...
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) guard watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt. This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30t... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) guard watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt. This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30t...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Fireman watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Fireman watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over  $150 million Nairobi National Park... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over $150 million Nairobi National Park...
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over  $150 million Nairobi National Park... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over $150 million Nairobi National Park...
Rhino horns ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory and one ton of rhino horn (estimated to be 5% of the current world stockpile) Nairobi Nation... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Rhino horns ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory and one ton of rhino horn (estimated to be 5% of the current world stockpile) Nairobi Nation...
Guard standing in front of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, which are ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi Nati... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Guard standing in front of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, which are ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi Nati...
Elephant ivory in piles ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2016. - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Elephant ivory in piles ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2016.
Rhino horns and Elephant ivory ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory and one ton of rhino horn (estimated to be 5% of the current world stockp... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Rhino horns and Elephant ivory ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory and one ton of rhino horn (estimated to be 5% of the current world stockp...
Guard standing in front of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, which are ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi Nati... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Guard standing in front of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, which are ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi Nati...
Men loading African elephant (Loxodonta africana) into piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Men loading African elephant (Loxodonta africana) into piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April...
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over $150 million Nairobi National Park,... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) ivory in piles, ready to be burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The burn included 105 tons of elephant ivory worth over $150 million Nairobi National Park,...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Fireman watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Fireman watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K...
Piles of African elephant ivory on fire, burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th Apri... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory on fire, burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th Apri...
Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K...
Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Firemen watching as piles of African elephant ivory are burnt by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, K...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2... - Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...