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Volunteers carry elephant tusks to a burning site as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger keep guard on April 22, 2016 for a historic destruction of illegal ivory and rhino-horn confiscated mostly from poachers in Nairobi's national park. 
Kenya on April 30, 2016 will burn approximately 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory, almost all of the country's total stockpile. Several African heads of state, conservation experts, high-profile philanthropists and celebrities are slated to be present at the event which they hope will send a strong anti-poaching message.   (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Volunteers carry elephant tusks to a burning site as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger keep guard on April 22, 2016 for a historic destruction of illegal ivory and rhino-horn confiscated mostly from poachers in Nairobi's national park. Kenya on April 30, 2016 will burn approximately 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory, almost all of the country's total stockpile. Several African heads of state, conservation experts, high-profile philanthropists and celebrities are slated to be present at the event which they hope will send a strong anti-poaching message. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

In what's being called the largest lion airlift ever, 33 circus lions are being relocated from circuses in South America to a cat sanctuary in South Africa. Meanwhile, a summit of African leaders and businessmen in Kenya is calling for the end to the ivory trade, which has caused the rapid decline of the elephant population on the continent. Here & Now's animal expert Vicki Croke joins Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to talk about these two conservation efforts.

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This segment aired on April 29, 2016.

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