World Elephant Day: A chance to renew efforts to save Africa’s great grey beasts

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Aug 12th, 2014

12 August is World Elephant Day. In Cape Town this year, conservationists gathered to mark the day by paying tribute to the Kenyan government’s burning of 12 tons of seized elephant tusks in 1989, a move which garnered attention worldwide and led to an international ivory trade ban. The “tusks” burnt by Cape Town conservationists were fake – but the message was very real. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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