Paula Kahumbu & Soila Sayialel explain the impact of the Kenya ivory burn; Ian Redmond

Posted on 01. May, 2016 by in Environment & Nature, Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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Film by Stroud’s Ian Redmond. He writes: ‘Two renowned Kenyan conservationists give their unique views of this historic event as 105 tonnes of carefully audited ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn, plus hundreds of skins of black and white colobus monkeys, pythons, leopards, servals, lions and other illegal wildlife products, protected under CITES and Kenya’s wildlife laws, are cremated in front of the world’s press. The legal value of these animal remains is zero, and suggestions that they should be sold for the illegal street value to fund conservation make as much sense as suggesting illegal heroin and cocaine seizures should be sold to fund anti-drugs campaigns. The aim is to close the market down, not stimulate sales and give a legal cover for the illegal trade!’

And powerful interview with John Scanlon, Secretary-General of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora: https://youtu.be/BwBZGXs9Wnc

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