Guinea has one of Africa’s most precarious elephant populations. There is thought to be only one surviving population, in the upland forests of the Ziama Reserve on the border with fellow EPI member, Liberia. Guinea joined the EPI in 2017.
DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE
DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED
Country Area: 245,860 km²
Elephant Range Area: 1,557 km² (80%)
Protected Range: 78%
Estimated Elephant Population (Guesses): 64-138*
CITES Appendix: I
All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report
OF THE MONTH
Our Friend of the Month is Barre Koivogui, from the Republic of Guinea, an EPI Member country. He is in charge of the Ziama Massif Biosphere Reserve, a remote area of mountain forest that is home to some of Africa’s most threatened elephants.