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.
Elephants and the Samburu - a film from northern Kenya
Our November Friend of the Month is Geoffrey Nacha, who has recently taken over as country director in Nigeria for Africa Nature Investors (ANI), which aims to bring African leadership, capital and popular support into conservation.
WATCH THE EPIF'S SPECIAL EVENT ON ELEPHANTS, BIODIVERSITY & CLIMATE CHANGE
On the 6th of July 2022, the EPI Foundation hosted an exclusive film from northern Kenya, followed by a high-level discussion with governments from eastern and southern Africa.
STOPPING IVORY FROM LEAKING ONTO THE ILLEGAL MARKET
At CITES CoP19 the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation (EPIF) highlights its pioneering work across Africa in securing stockpiles of ivory and other
"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"