EPI FRIEND OF THE MONTH
Every month we focus on an outstanding individual working to save elephants in one of the EPI countries.
DR PETER MORKEL
October 9, 2019
Our Friend of the Month is John Scanlon, Special Envoy for our partners, African Parks. John was Secretary-General of CITES from 2010-2018.
JIM JUSTUS NYAMU
HON. MINISTER PAULA FRANCISCO COELHO
June 5, 2019
Jim is an indefatigable walker for elephants and the Executive Director of the Elephant Neighbours Centre (ENC). Jim has walked across East and Southern Africa, as well as the UK, and the USA, to raise awareness for elephant conservation.
MARIA DO ROSÁRIO BOM JESUS LIMA
LT-COL ELVIRE-JOËLLE MAILLY ZOUZOU
March 6, 2019
Maria do Rosário Bom Jesus Lima, an Angolan lawyer, helped the EPI earlier this year in the successful implementation of Angola’s first ever workshop on wildlife crime, and in tightening laws on wildlife crime in the country’s new penal code.
February 5, 2019
Our EPI Friend of the Month is Nigeria’s Elizabeth Ehi-Ebewele, the Head of Wildlife and CITES Management, in the Department of Forestry in the Ministry of the Environment. Elizabeth played a crucial role in securing Nigeria’s membership of the EPI late last year.
October 9, 2018
Our EPI Friend of the Month is Albertina Nzuzi of Angola, leads the Angolan Ministry of the Environment on all CITES-related issues, and is part of the government team working hard to stop the trafficking of wildlife products through Angola.
September 11, 2018
Our EPI Friend of the Month is Khamis Ding, Director of External Relations and Natural Resources Management of the South Sudan National Wildlife Service. South Sudan joined the EPI in 2016.
August 5, 2018
Our latest EPI Friend of the Month is Jadress Komugasho, of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, who plays a crucial role in managing her country’s ivory stockpile. She’s pictured in Mgahinga National Park (you can just about see a silverback gorilla behind her!)
July 5, 2018
Our EPI Friend of the Month is Brighton Kumchedwa, Director of Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife. Brighton was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa in 2017
June 5, 2018
Christian was Technical Director of Gabon’s National Parks for 6 years before becoming Director of Communications. He has 20 years of field experience in the forests of the Congo Basin. We’re delighted to welcome him as our first monthly Friend of the EPI!