NAIROBI, Aug. 11, 2014 - File photo shows an African elephant and its cub are seen in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Nov. 24, 2013. The World Elephant Day was launched on Aug. 12, 2012 to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The escalation of poaching, habitat loss and human-elephant conflict are some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants.
File photo shows an African elephant enjoys its meal at the Amboseli National Park of Kenya, July 16, 2014.
File photo shows Kenyan police officers check 302 pieces of ivories, including 228 elephant tusks seized in a warehouse during a raid in the port city of Mombasa, Kenya, June 5, 2014.