Kenya has the biggest economy in east and central Africa and since 1980 the population is constantly growing, being the biggest increase worldwide ever since. As a result, the country often faces problems with protected areas and urban population. In 1980, many elephants were killed in Kenya, also in Uganda and Tanzania. After ivory trade was forbidden and stricter park regulations were issued, the elephant population was able to recover. Kenya tries to please the needs of human beings and elephants equally. In 2016, the government burned great masses of ivory.