This August – on World Elephant Day – the Conservation Action Trust hosted a Mock Ivory Burn in Cape Town to raise awareness with South Africans about the slaughter of elephants for their ivory across Africa. At least 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, although many conservationists believe the death toll to be far higher. Just last month another elephant was poached in Kruger National Park, the second this year.
Below is a video of the Mock Ivory Burn in Cape Town held on 12 August, World Elephant Day. Many conservationists, wildlife presenters, bloggers and celebs attended, raising their voices for Elephants.
This video was made in partnership with the Global March for Elephants and Rhino
Video Credit: Marius van Straaten (@MariusLovesH20) & Somtoo Mekowulu(@somtomek)