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. In November 2020 the EPI’s secretariat, the EPI Foundation, announced a new focus on the mitigation and prevention of human-elephant conflict, in recognition of the changing threats to Africa’s elephants. Read our Vision 2030 here, and see our film on the challenges of human-elephant conflict around Ethiopia’s Babile Elephant Sanctuary here.

Happy World Wildlife Day 2022

LATEST NEWS

EPI’S GRETA IORI JOINS SPECIALIST GROUP ON WILDLIFE CONFLICT

May 2022

The EPI Foundation is delighted to announce that our Director of Programme Development, Greta Iori, has been invited to become a member of IUCN’s Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence Specialist Group, an international group of experts which promotes best practice, collaboration and capacity building in the area of

human-wildlife conflict.

WATCH THE EPIF'S SPECIAL EVENT ON AFRICA'S CRITICALLY ENDANGERED FOREST ELEPHANTS

January 2022

On the 26th of January 2022, the EPI Foundation hosted an exclusive film from Nigeria's Omo Forest Reserve, followed by a high-level discussion with governments from West and Central Africa and international experts.

FRIEND OF THE MONTH

May 2022

Our friend of the month is Captain Cedric Mondon of Côte D’Ivoire. Cedric is Head of Wildlife Protection Services in the Ministry of Water and Forests, and works closely with the EPI Foundation on the security of Côte D’Ivoire’s ivory stockpiles.

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"We are delighted that the EPI is re-positioning its focus and expertise to prioritise human-elephant conflict. Together we need to find sustainable solutions, where people can prosper and our remaining elephants are safe. The collapse of tourism revenue as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic makes the challenge all the more urgent. We believe the EPI, with its continent-wide membership, is well placed to help find solutions"

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

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