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

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

RESOURCES FOR CÔTE D'IVOIRE

The EPI has developed expert resources for the Côte d'Ivoire government and partners, available in French and English.

CÔTE D'IVOIRE'S

EPI FRIENDS

OF THE MONTH

SALIMATA KONE

September 2019

Our EPI friend of the month is Salimata Kone, who is one of Côte d’Ivoire’s senior conservationists, as Director of Wildlife in the Ministry of Water and Forests.

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Country Area: 322,460 km²

Elephant Range Area: 14,578 km² (5%)

Protected Range: 72%

Estimated Elephant Population: 189 +/- 135

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report