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Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has Africa’s a large population of forest elephants, last estimated at 1,175 by the 2016 African Elephant Status Report by IUCN. DR Congo joined the EPI in 2024, making it the 25th member state.

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Facts & Figures

Country Area: 2,345,409 km²

Elephant Range: 223,248 km²

Protected Range: 29%

Estimated Elephant Population: 1,794

CITES Listing: Appendix I

All statistics are taken from

2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report

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