AFRICA'S ANSWER

TO THE ELEPHANT CRISIS.

We, the EPI, comprise 21 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

FILM RELEASE: ETHIOPIA'S ELEPHANT CRISIS

October 2020

Award-winning filmmaker Antoine Lindley travels to some of the most remote and beautiful corners of Ethiopia to find the few surviving elephants, and to highlight the challenges confronting the brave conservationists struggling to protect them.

US GOVERNMENT HELPS EPI TO KEEP AFRICA'S IVORY SECURE

October 2020

The US Government has given the EPI Foundation almost $1 million to work with the governments of Gabon and Malawi in implementing its ‘Gold Standards’ procedures for the handling of ivory and other wildlife products.

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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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The EPI is an inter-governmental initiative supported by the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation, by acting as its secretariat. 
The EPI Foundation is a UK Registered Charity- No. 1182805. UK Registered Company No. 11594608. The EPI Foundation is supported by Stop Ivory Inc - US registered non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, No. 81-2283286- and Conservation International: Registered as a 501(c)(3) organisation, No. 52-1497470. 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202

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