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Côte d'Ivoire

The country’s name evokes a time when elephants were plentiful, but today they are found in isolated and precarious populations. Conservation efforts were hampered by the prolonged period of political insecurity and conflict that began with the military coup at the end of 1999. Today, Côte d’Ivoire may have only a few hundred surviving elephants. The government signalled its determination to protect them by joining the EPI in 2017.

Progress Towards the EPI Aims

National Elephant Action Plan Developed
Domestic Trade Closed
Inventory in the last 2 years
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Facts & Figures

Country Area: 600,370 km2

Elephant Range: 228,073 km2

Protected Range: 16%

Estimated Elephant Population: 131,626

CITES Listing: Appendix II

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