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The EPI has already achieved so much: high-level commitments, real action against ivory markets, and fund disbursement for urgent elephant conservation work on the ground.

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Stop Ivory pledges $100,000 for Ethiopia Elephant Action Plan

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Listen: Interview with Kate Brooks, “The Last Animals”

An informative interview with Kate Brooks, the critically-acclaimed photojournalist and director of the movie “The Last Animals.” K...

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EPI Secretariat welcomes Paul Harrison to the EPI

Paul Harrison, former global wildlife programme lead at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has taken on the role of...

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Somalia joins the Elephant Protection Initiative

The Federal Republic of Somalia makes historic move and signs on as 14th Member State to growing African-led elephant protection initiative.

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The Legend of Tarzan Partners with the EPI to Save the Forest Elephants of Gabon from Extinction

BURBANK, CA – June 1, 2016 – Leading up to the July 1 st release of The Legend of Tarzan,...

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Sierra Leone Joins the Elephant Protection Initiative just ahead of World Environment Day

Her Excellency Madam Haddijatou Jallow of Sierra Leone easily stood out in the crowd of delegates attending the United Nations Environment Assemb...

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US Adopts Near Total Ban on African Elephant Ivory Sales

Kevin Freking, Associated Press June 2, 2016 The federal government will enact a near total ban on the domestic sale of African elephant ivor...

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Wildlife crime: Stealing animals to sell as pets

May 26th 2016, Al Jazeera - Poachers make tens of billions annually by abducting animals in Africa and Asia and selling them around the world. It...

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Anthropocene Films Drone Footage of Kenya Wildlife Services Ivory Burn

May 4th, 2016 - Vimeo video showing footage from a drone that was taken during the Ivory Burn on Saturday, April 30th 2016.

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Kenya Ivory Burning Preview

A preview of the Kenya Ivory Burn to be held on Saturday, April 30th 2016

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Interview with Mary Rice on the Kenya Ivory Burn

Interview with Mary Rice on the upcoming Ivory Burn in Kenya

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Interview with Ktili Mbathi on the Kenya Ivory Burn

Interview with Ktili Mbath on the upcoming Ivory Burn in Kenya

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Interview with Winnie Kiiru on the Kenya Ivory Burn

Interview with Winnie Kiiru on the upcoming Ivory Burn in Kenya

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Interview with Alex Rhodes on the Kenya Ivory Burn

Interview with Alex Rhodes on the upcoming Ivory Burn in Kenya

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Go to Blazes! Africa’s Anger Clear in Message to Global Ivory Trade

The Times - April 29th, 2016- It will take up to 40,000 litres of fuel to make Kenya’s ivory burn tomorrow. As presidents and conservationis...

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Kenya setting an example to the world with historic ivory burn

April 27th 2016 - This Saturday, after the Giants Club Summit, the government of Kenya will burn 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn...

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Angola Announces its Membership to the Elephant Protection Initiative as it Gears up for World Environment Day

Nairobi, 18 April 2016 – Angola today announced a major push against the ivory trade by becoming a member of the African led Elephant Protecti...

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Key Conservation Stakeholders Meet to Map Way Forward for Kenya’s Elephants

Nairobi, 6th April 2016 - Donors, conservationists and scientists joined the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today and the Kenyan government to rev...

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NTV Wild Talk S1 E8 “Dirty money, dirty trade”

Winnie Kiiru speaks with NTV about the illegal wildlife trade.

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Angola Bans Trade of Ivory

Luanda, Angola, March 17, 2016 - Minister of Environment Angola Fatima Jardim Less than two months after Angola officially agreed to partner w...

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The Fight Against Poaching: How We Can Save the Elephant from Extinction

The Independent, February 26 2016 – When an elephant is shot dead in a remote spot in the central African...

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The Biggest Destruction of Ivory in Africa’s History is About to Take Place

Burning such a huge amount of ivory should remind us that it’s a small price to pay for the future,...

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Angola Signs Memorandum of Understanding on Ivory Trafficking

The memorandum, which was signed by the minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim, and the chairman of the British NGO “Stop...

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Elephant Protection Initiative Welcomed by CITES

The Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) was welcomed, and its work recognized, by the Standing Committee of the Convention on International...

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THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO BECOMES 11TH AFRICAN NATION TO JOIN THE ELEPHANT PROTECTION INITIATIVE

Geneva, Switzerland, 13 January 2016 – The Republic of the Congo has confirmed that it will join the Elephant Protection...

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Liberia Joins the Elephant Protection Initiative

President Sirleaf becomes 10th African Leader to Announce Membership to Pan-African Conservation Movement Monrovia, Liberia, 15 December 2015 –...

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New Landmark Declaration Unites African Range States in Call to Save Elephants

Cotonou Declaration lends critical support to Elephant Protection Initiative 6th November 2015: Representatives of 25 African countries have adop...

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Conservation Victory for South Sudan as First Ever Ivory Inventory Completed

Inventory and DNA Sampling of all Ivory stocks and Rhino Horn Undertaken Juba, South Sudan, 19 October 2015 – The...

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NGOs Unite in Support of Elephant Protection Initiative

As Thousands March for Rhinos and Elephants, NGOs Pledge their Support for African-led Solution to Ending the Ivory Trade Worldwide,...

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Elephant Protection Initiative and African Elephant Fund Agree to Work Together to Implement the African Elephant Action Plan

1st October 2015, Addis Ababa – On the 11th and 12th September, the 5th meeting of the African Elephant Fund...

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Addis Ababa Hosts First Meeting of Elephant Protection Initiative Member Countries

30 September 2015, Addis Ababa – On the 10th September, representatives from the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) member States gathere...

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Kenya Announces Results Of National Ivory Inventory

Inventory of 137 Tonnes of Ivory and Rhino Horn Completed along with DNA Sampling NAIROBI, 17 September 2015 – The...

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Chad Releases August Issue of Loxodonta

The second (August 2015) issue of Loxodonta, The Republic of Chad’s monthly elephant report, is available to read here. LOXODONTA...

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New SAIIA Paper Calls on African Nations to Unite to End The Ivory Trade

August 11, 2015 In a recent bust at Zurich airport, officials seized eight suitcases of ivory – 262kg worth an...

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Chad Releases First Issue of Loxodonta

The inaugural (July 2015) issue of Loxodonta, The Republic of Chad’s monthly elephant report, is available to read here. LOXODONTA...

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Video: NRT’s Tom Lalampaa Address US President Barack Obama on The EPI

Source: nrt-kenya.org On Sunday 26th July, Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) Chief Programmes Officer Tom Lalampaa opened the discussion on wildlif...

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Kenya Joins the Elephant Protection Initiative

President Kenyatta makes pledge as part of package of conservation commitments on signing to the pan-African ‘Giants Club’ NAIROBI, K...

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Watch: Kenya’s Ivory Inventory is Underway

The Kenya Wildlife Service has today launched an inventory of the Kenya national stockpile of elephant ivory and rhino horn...

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Botswana’s President calls on nations to join Elephant Protection Initiative

SOURCE: “Life-size Ivory Elephant Sculpture Unveiled in Botswana” Paul Steyn, A Voice for Elephants, 16 July 2015 A towering elephant...

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Mozambique makes a stand against wildlife crime

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE July 6th, 2015 – Mozambique made a strong stand against wildlife crime today by burning a recently seized...

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NGOs Urged to Unite to Help Stop Elephant Slaughter ahead of U.S. Times Square Ivory Crush

Elephant Protection Initiative Calls on NGO Support as Industrial Scale Poaching Threatens to Wipe-Out Elephant Populations across Africa New Yor...

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Malawi Launches Illegal Wildlife Trade Review

Press release 14th May 2015 Malawi reached another milestone in its fight against wildlife crime yesterday with the launch of...

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Congo burns ivory and leads development of Africa-wide strategy to tackle illegal trade in wild fauna and flora

Brazzaville, 29 April 2015 On the occasion of the Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa...

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Kenya destroys its ivory stocks

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Three more countries join the EPI at Kasane

The Gambia, Malawi and Uganda announced that they will join the Elephant Protection Initiative during the Kasane Conference on Illegal...

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Watch: Ethiopia burns its ivory stockpile

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Ethiopia burns ivory stockpile and calls on world to join the Elephant Protection Initiative

On the eve of the international Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Botswana and following recent reports that as...

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IMPLEMENTATION INTRODUCTION

Here we outline an introduction to the Implementation of the EPI.

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NATIONAL ELEPHANT ACTION PLANS (NEAPS)

In order for countries to identify and seek support for activities to protect their elephants and address the illegal wildlife...

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LEGAL FRAMEWORKS

One of the greatest challenges in dealing a decisive blow to the ivory crisis is the ambiguity regarding the status of ivory. Currently, there ar...

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IVORY STOCKPILES: INTRODUCTION

The EPI acknowledges that any supply of ivory, including that used within legal domestic markets, is inherently likely to increase...

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IVORY STOCKPILES: INVENTORY

Inventory CITES Requirements for Ivory Stockpiles: Maintain an inventory of government-held stockpiles of ivory and, where possible, of significa...

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CITIZEN EDUCATION

Throughout history, ivory markets have not been static and have been influenced by shifts in regulations, consumer behavior and globalization....

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FEDERATING NATIONAL PARKS

To deal with the trans-boundary issues inherent to the poaching crisis–cross border migratory routes, community livelihood concerns and tra...

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FUNDING

The EPI recognises that range States need urgent and sustained financial and technical support for: anti-poaching work in the field;...

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Analysis of Demand Reduction Conservation Initiatives

A new report by Vian Sharif,  commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative and the Royal Foundation, is the first...

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Stop Ivory and Tanzania Announce Ivory Registry Date

The Government of Tanzania yesterday announced its intention to start work on a registry of its ivory stockpile on the...

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Malawi Confirms Intention To Dispose Of Its Ivory Stockpile

Malawi has completed its national ivory inventory and has confirmed its intention to destroy the ivory stockpile as part of...

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Congo Cracks Down on Ivory Control

At the end of last week, Congo’s Ministry of Ministry of Forests, Economy and Sustainable Development (MEFDD) carried out a complete...

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Malawi’s NEAP Launch: Minister Nankhumwa Pledges Support

Malawian Minister for Tourism and Environment Hon. Kondwani Nankhumwa has formally announced Malawi’s intention to join the Elephant Protec...

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Elephant Protection Initiative Event, New York City

EPI Partners and Supporters were invited, by founding member state Gabon, to an intimate reception and dinner in New York City,...

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Watch the Elephant Protection Initiative Film

Elephants are intelligent, iconic, and integral to our world. However, today they face a crisis: around 100,000 African Elephants have been poach...

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UK Minister for Africa Pledges Support

TZ stockpile inventory to be done through UK funding to the Elephant Protection Initiative by Stop Ivory with CITES monitors.

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WCS Issues Public Support for the EPI

The global NGO, World Conservation Society (WCS) has issued public support for the EPI to members of the CITES Standing Committee 65.

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Botswana submits proposal to CITES to note the EPI

In the light of the ongoing high level of threat to elephants posed by the epidemic of poaching in the majority of African Elephant range States ...

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Ethiopian National Action Planning

Development of a national elephant action plan for Ethiopia began on 16 & 17 June, 2014. The Ethiopian Elephant Action Plan (EEAP) will lay out

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Chad Destroys 1.1 Ton Ivory Stockpile

The President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency Idriss Déby Itno, lit the fire destroying his country’s 1.1 ton stockpile of ivory today...

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The Elephant Protection Initiative is Born

On the occasion of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 13 February 2014, African Leaders from Botswana, Chad,...

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PHOTOS

A selection of beautiful images of African Elephants and the shocking Ivory trade, taken by Brent Stirton

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We are here to help bring people together under the Elephant Protection Initiative, and channel that support to provide the tools and funding urgently needed for the long-term, sustainable conservation of Africa’s elephants.

Countries join the EPI as signatories, and the secretariat will work with them to implement the EPI’s committments. Meanwhile, conservation, private sector and other organisations can pledge their support - either in principle or through invaluable funding to address the Elephant Crisis.

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