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The EPI is an inter-governmental initiative supported by the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation, by acting as its secretariat. The EPI Foundation is financially supported by two leading conservation charities, Stop Ivory & Conservation International.
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AFRICA'S ANSWER

TO THE ELEPHANT CRISIS.

We, the EPI, comprise 20 African countries determined to end the killing of our elephants. The majority of surviving elephants live in our countries. We span the continent, from east to west, from savannah to dense forests. We are Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone. We have plans to protect our elephants, but we know any lasting solutions must incorporate the needs of people who live alongside wildlife. We believe conservation and development can be achieved in tandem. We can do most of the work ourselves, but we also welcome your support.

LATEST NEWS

IS THE THE UK IVORY ACT UNDER THREAT?

October 2019

Just when you thought it was all over… it turns out there might be another twist in the tale. 

THE FIRST LADY

OF KENYA

October 2019

The EPI’s Miles Geldard (left) and Dr Winnie Kiiru (second from right) were honoured to brief Kenya’s First Lady, H. E Margaret Kenyatta on the latest developments in the EPI and in elephant conservation across Africa.

EPI FRIEND OF THE MONTH

October 2019

Our Friend of the Month is John Scanlon, Special Envoy for our partners, African Parks. John was Secretary-General of CITES from 2010-2018.

 

THE ELEPHANT CRISIS

Africa’s elephants are disappearing. Some 20,000 are killed each year- that’s 55 every single day- mostly for the illegal ivory trade. The overall number has declined by about one third over the last decade. Many elephants now live in small and isolated populations; if current trends continue, they will be wiped out in the next decade.

 

"We can save Africa's elephants, but only if we all do our part. We need to come together to support National Elephant Action Plans."

Dr Ian Khama 
Former President of Botswana
Chair of the EPI Leadership Council

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