The African Coalition
The Elephant Protection Initiative was launched in 2014 by the leaders of 5 states: Botswana, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, and Tanzania
The Secretariat is staffed by an Executive Management team of experienced conservationists
Our Leadership Council
The Elephant Protection Initiative and its secretariat benefit from the advice and experience of a group of eminent African politicians and conservationists.
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The Ivory Trade
Having successfully achieved its objectives, Stop Ivory formally closed in December 2020.
Stockpiles of ivory, and other wildlife products, accrue from carcasses found in the wild or seized from poachers and traffickers.
The Elephant Protection Initiative is dedicated to mitigating and, where possible, preventing, the conflict between elephants and people.
Long Term Action Plans
Our NEAPs are aligned to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals introduced in 2016.
From the Field
Latest stories from the world of elephant conservation and the Elephant Protection Initiative
The Kunming-Montreal Post-2020 global biodiversity framework
adopted during the 15th meeting of the conference of the parties.
The Elephant Protection Initiative is Africa's platform, amplifying local perspectives on elephant conservation, human-elephant conflict, biodiversity, and much more.
Showcasing the people and places involved in our work to secure stockpiles, end the trade in ivory, protect elephants and their habitats.
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Our strength is amplified with collective action, and you can help make a difference by partnering with Elephant Protection Initiative.
The EPI Secretariat works tirelessly to identify and implement practical and sustainable ways to protect elephants and ensure their harmonious coexistence with people.