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Kenya seeks global ban of ivory trade

Kenya seeks global ban of ivory trade

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Kenya is campaigning for a complete ban on the ivory trade globally.

The call was launched on Friday by Uhuru Kenyatta at the African summit Nanyuki against the illicit trade.

According to the Kenyan President, such a response will prevent the extinction of elephants.

“Losing our elephants, it would lose an essential part of the legacy entrusted to us. We will not allow that to happen. We will not be Africans who remain without doing anything to the extinction of elephants,” Uhuru Kenyatta said.

His Ugandan colleague however offers much more radical methods to combat poaching.

“In Uganda, however, there is not much poaching because we are very strict with the poachers, they are sent to heaven prematurely,“Yoweri Museveni said.

450, 000 to 500, 000 elephants in Africa still live in the world.

Kenya is a shining model for their protection.