Maasai conservationist Daniel Ole Sambu says he “almost lost hope” after seeing ivory on sale in Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy

Maasai warrior hopes to see end to Chinese obsession with rhino horn, ivory

Daniel Ole Sambu, a conservationist from the Big Life Foundation, talks about the impact of the Chinese demand for wildlife products, and why his Kenyan culture is turning its back on the teenage tradition of lion-killing

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Maasai conservationist Daniel Ole Sambu says he “almost lost hope” after seeing ivory on sale in Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy
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Chinese and Vietnamese demand for pangolin scales and meat is pushing the shy, scaly animal to extinction

Despite having all the medicinal properties of fingernails, the animal’s scales are prized as a remedy for swelling, haemorrhoids, tight muscles and poor circulation, and its meat as a rare, ‘special’ delicacy

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