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.

Elephants and the Samburu - a film from northern Kenya

LATEST NEWS

FRIEND OF
THE MONTH

August 2022

Our Friend of the Month is Laila Johnson-Salami, a journalist from Nigeria who has made a series of films about environmental issues in her country, including the crisis in elephant conservation.

WATCH THE EPIF'S SPECIAL EVENT ON  ELEPHANTS, BIODIVERSITY & CLIMATE CHANGE

July 2022

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. 

CLOCK TICKING FOR BIODIVERSITY

July 2022

The clock is ticking; the UN Biodiversity Summit, due to adopt the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, will take place this December in Montreal. The Framework - a globally agreed plan to stop the loss of biodiversity - is intended to include a wide array of universally agreed targets, such as restoring 20% of degraded ecosystems and increasing financial resources.

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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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Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI)

Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI)

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