EPI FRIEND OF THE MONTH

Every month we focus on an outstanding individual working to save elephants in one of the EPI countries.

FUTSUM 

HAGOS

ANDY 

DUNN

JOHN

SCANLON

December 10, 2019

Our December Friend of the Month is Futsum Hagos, Director of Wildlife Conservation in Eritrea.

November 12, 2019

Our November Friend of the Month is a key partner in Nigeria- Andy Dunn, Country Director for WCS.

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.

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SALIMATA KONE

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TUNDE MORAKINYO

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DR PETER MORKEL

September 10, 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.

August 7, 2019

Our Friend of the Month is Tunde Morakinyo, a founder of African Nature Investors, working to protect some of Nigeria’s wild places and remaining elephants.

July 9, 2019

Our Friend of the Month is Dr Pete Morkel, wildlife veterinarian, who earlier this year helped the EPI’s Dr Dolmia Malachie with a collaring project of Chad’s elephants.

FUTSUM 

HAGOS

ANDY 

DUNN

JOHN

SCANLON

December 10, 2019

Our December Friend of the Month is Futsum Hagos, Director of Wildlife Conservation in Eritrea.

November 12, 2019

Our November Friend of the Month is a key partner in Nigeria- Andy Dunn, Country Director for WCS.

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.

KUMARA WAKJIRA

ANDY 

DUNN

JOHN

SCANLON

January 9, 2020

Our January Friend of the Month is Kumara Wakjira – Director General, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

November 12, 2019

Our November Friend of the Month is a key partner in Nigeria- Andy Dunn, Country Director for WCS.

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.

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JIM JUSTUS NYAMU

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HON. MINISTER PAULA FRANCISCO COELHO

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GETNET YGZAW

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.

May 2, 2019

Our EPI Friend of the Month is Angola’s Minister of the Environment, Paula Francisco Coelho, who has championed the cause of elephant conservation in her country.

April 4, 2019

Getnet Ygzaw is the recently appointed head of communications for the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA)

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MARIA DO ROSÁRIO BOM JESUS LIMA

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ELIZABETH EHI-EBEWELE

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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.

December 11, 2018

Our Friend of the Month is Lt-Col Elvire-Joëlle Mailly Zouzou, who is Côte d’Ivoire’s Deputy Director-General of Forests and Fauna.

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MARY MOLOKWU-ODOZI

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ALBERTINA NZUZI

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KHAMIS DING

November 1, 2018

Dr Mary Molokwu-Odozi, Country and Operations Manager in Liberia for Fauna & Flora International, an EPI partner.

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.

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JADRESS KOMUGASHO

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BRIGHTON KUMCHEDWA

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CHRISTIAN MBINA

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!

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