Kenya breaks ranks with Tanzania on ivory trade

Kenya will campaign for a total ban on ivory trade at an international meeting on wildlife conservation scheduled for March, as its herds of elephants continue to be endangered by poaching.

The position is likely to anger Tanzania which is pushing for a new trading window to allow it to sell its ivory stockpile to fund conservation measures. Other countries likely to team up with Tanzania include Zambia, which has put up a similar petition while previous beneficiaries; Botswana, Namibia, south Africa and Zimbabwe are quiet.

A stockroom full of confiscated elephant tusks in Nairobi.

This is where all the ivory that ranger confiscated came from, thousands of illegally killed elephants.

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