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We address the challenges posed to CITES by some SADC countries - and welcome a new member to our leadership council.  And Kumara Wakjira of Ethiopia tells us about what inspires him in his conservation work. 

January 2020

We examine what strong legal frameworks and effective enforcements efforts around the world can mean for elephants in Africa, and updates including our work in Angola to demonstrate.

November 2019

This month we consider the views that divided and united discussions on elephant conservation at CITES CoP18 in Geneva. With updates from the EPI’s Member State Meeting at CoP18, meetings with the First Lady of Sierra Leone, and a scoping trip to Côte d’Ivoire.

September 2019

How controversial projects in Tanzania and Uganda are severely threatening two of Africa’s great wilderness areas. News from the EPI Foundation on the appointment of a CEO, and the latest on collaboration with the Nigerian government.

July 2019

With the postponement of CITES CoP18, we look beyond the ivory trade, to the future enduring issues threatening elephants survival in the wild. Updates include crucial work to collar some of the last surviving elephants in Chad, and audits of the storage of ivory in Malawi.

May 2019

As we become increasingly aware of the global loss of biodiversity, we look at how elephant conservation can promote environment and species protection. Includes developments in Nigeria and an EPI workshop on securing national ivory stockpiles, highlighting the crucial role wildlife product management plays in addressing the illegal wildlife trade.

March 2019

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The end of the year is traditionally a time for reflecting on the events of the past twelve months, and looking forward to future opportunities. This is as true for us at the EPI Foundation as it is elsewhere.

December 2019

Is the UK Ivory Act under threat? John Scanlon’s thoughts on the disagreements at CITES. We hope you enjoy, please do forward it on to those who might be interested.

October 2019

How the elephant populations of the 19 EPI countries in Africa are incredibly diverse, in all sorts of ways, and the serious threats still facing many. With ivory management updates from Angola, and India, and a Nigerian EPI Friend of the Month.

August 2019

This month we ask, ‘is the tide turning for elephants?’ There isn’t a precise answers, but a recent report helps shed some light. Updates include management of ivory stockpiles in Gabon and Uganda, and key meetings with the Cabinet Secretary of Kenya.

June 2019

‘It’s all about China isn’t it?’ We look at the changing role of China in the illegal ivory trade, and take a look at history for the long view. Updates include First Lady Margaret Kenyatta joining the EPI Foundation Board, Ethiopia’s NEAP Coordination Meeting, and Nigeria’s elusive elephants.

April 2019

We consider the future challenges facing Africa with ever increasing populations and Human Elephant Conflict, and updates from the EPI supported workshop on wildlife crime in Angola, Stockpile Management System training in Tanzania, and NEAP engagement in Ethiopia.

February 2019