Connect with the EPI

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle

Subscribe to the EPI Newsletter

The EPI is an inter-governmental initiative supported by the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation, by acting as its secretariat. The EPI Foundation is financially supported by two leading conservation charities, Stop Ivory & Conservation International.
EPI Foundation: UK Registered Charity No. 1182805. UK Registered Company No. 11594608. 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Stop Ivory: UK Registered Charity No. 1152332. UK Registered Company No. 8360909. 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Stop Ivory Inc: US registered non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, No. 81-2283286. Conservation International: Registered as a 501(c)(3) organisation, No. 52-1497470. 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202

© 2019 by Elephant Protection Initiative.

ANGOLA

Much of Angola’s wildlife, including its elephants, was destroyed during the long civil war that finally ended in 2002. Miraculously, a few thousand elephants did survive, mostly in the remote south-east, in the region the Portuguese colonialists called ‘as terras do fim do mundo’, or 'the lands at the end of the earth'. Angola’s Government is now committed to restoring wildlife reserves, and joined the EPI in 2015.

Photography by Tamar Ron

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE

NEAP DEVELOPED

PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED

ANGOLA'S

EPI FRIENDS

OF THE MONTH

HON. MINISTER PAULA FRANCISCO COELHO

May 2019

Our EPI Friend of the Month is Angola’s Minister of the Environment, Paula Francisco Coelho, who has championed the cause of elephant conservation in her country.

ANGOLA'S WORK WITH THE EPI...

RESOURCES FOR ANGOLA

If you would like to learn more about Angola's National Elephant Action Plan, or other resources developed with the Government of Angola, please get in touch.

Country Area: 1,246,700 km²

Elephant Range Area: 323,370 km² 

Protected Range: 15%

Estimated Elephant Population: 3,396 +/- 1,562

CITES Appendix: I