Stopping ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya

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105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn was burned in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 April 2016, in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis. Photo: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Protecting elephants and combatting the ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya.

That's according to Helen Clark, the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).

Ms Clark recently attended the burning of over 105 tonnes of ivory in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, an event intended to show that the East African country is serious about bringing an end to poaching

Janie Cangelosi has the story.

Duration: 2’02″

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