A pile of elephant tusks burns in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on April 30. Photo: EPA

Sadly, ivory bonfires do nothing to protect elephants from poachers

Emmanuel Koro says Kenya’s high-profile burning of more than 100 tonnes of ivory and rhino horn runs counter to African conservation values, and there’s no evidence it is effective against poaching

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A pile of elephant tusks burns in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on April 30. Photo: EPA
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