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
DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE
DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED
INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE
PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED
OF THE MONTH
HON. MINISTER PAULA FRANCISCO COELHO
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.