100 tons of ivory burned in Africa

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Fill in the blanks with the missing sentences to complete the article


Missing sentences
  1. The fire was lit by the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta

  2. a global ban against all ivory buying and selling

  3. over one hundred tons of ivory was burned in Kenya

  4. Kenya, Tanzania, and other countries heavily affected by illegal hunting of elephants

  5. while Kenyans burn it each year

On April 30, 2016, . The elephant ivory's estimated worth on the black market was about $170,000 and the rhinoceros ivory was worth about $70,000. . Celebrities Kristin Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, George Soros, and Elton John were also there.

Kenya Wildlife Service director Kihili Mbathi says the ivory has no value for them and that only the living animals matter. have varying policies on this matter. Tanzania saves every piece of ivory, . Mbathi also says the burning of ivory is meant to stimulate discussion of .


Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Do you think it is a good idea to burn all of the ivory? Why?

  2. Why do you think that ivory is such a precious material?

  3. What do you think would be a good way to stop the illegal hunting of elephants?

  4. What other animals do you know that are affected by illegal hunting?

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