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

GOODBYE TO ONE OF ETHIOPIA'S BEST KNOWN GIANTS, SHULURE

May 2020

This elephant brushed with death many times over his long life, and there is a sadness in the surprised relief that he has died of natural causes. 

BENIN JOINS THE EPI

July 2020

The Republic of Benin has joined the Elephant Protection Initiative, becoming the 21st member country, with one of the largest remaining elephant populations in West Africa.

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John Scanlon at Reteti Elephant Sanctuar
 

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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