Benin holds one of West Africa's largest remaining elephant populations, however after years of poaching, Benin's elephants are now almost completely confined to the northern border region adjoining Burkina Faso and Niger. But years of unsustainable use have threatened this landscape, and the last refuge for the region's elephants. Benin joined the EPI in March 2020, signalling its determination to protect those elephants and stop the ivory trade. 




Country Area: 112,620 km²

Elephant Range Area: 9,112 km² 

Protected Range: 100%

Estimated Elephant Population: 2,984 +/- 1,460

CITES Appendix: I

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