EPI Vision 2030: Prioritising Human-Elephant Conflict
FRIEND OF THE MONTH
We’re delighted to include another new country for our Friend of the Month. Duclair Makaya is from the Republic of Congo, where he works as a legal adviser to our partners WCS, and has played a key role in that country’s ivory inventory.
THE EPI'S GRETA IORI; CONSERVATION IN AFRICA WILL FAIL UNLESS IT ADOPTS A NEW APPROACH
The EPI's Greta Iori appeared on Al Jazeera English with a powerful opinion piece in which she called for urgent changes in conservation.
Greta says that if we want to save magnificent African animals like elephants, and resolve human-elephant conflict, 'it is time we address the needs of the African communities that share spaces with wildlife'
FOREST ELEPHANTS; ENDANGERED TREASURES OF NIGERIA
In the week that the African forest elephant was declared Critically Endangered, take a look at this hidden camera footage from Okomu National Park, Edo State in southern Nigeria. Some 30 elephants survive in Okomu, some of the last in Nigeria, despite widespread illegal logging and other disturbances.
"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"