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Mali has Africa’s most northerly elephants, a single population of a few hundred in the Gourma region who migrate large distances and are well adapted to the arid conditions of the Sahel.


They are threatened by political insecurity, poaching and agricultural expansion. Mali joined the EPI in 2017.

Progress Towards the EPI Aims

Domestic Trade Closed
Declaration Against International Ivory Trade
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Facts & Figures

Country Area: 1,240,000 km²

Elephant Range: 25,495 km² (2%)

Protected Range: 89%

Estimated Elephant Population: 253

CITES Listing: Appendix I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report

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