authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant
tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials
believe will be the largest single destruction of ivory in history.
In front of the tusks are illegal ornaments made from ivory, such as a Chinese warrior on horseback with his fist in the air.
As local conservation groups and media visited the ivory-burning site in Nairobi National Park on Thursday, workers were putting the finishing touches to the stacks of ivory as rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service stood guard nearby.