NATIONAL ELEPHANT ACTION PLANS
These are based on the African Elephant Action Plan (AEAP), which was agreed by all African elephant range states in 2010. We encourage our members, and other African countries, to develop National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs). These include budget, monitoring and evaluation plans for countries to protect elephants and benefit people who live alongside them.
National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs) are 10 year elephant conservation strategies, developed by national governments with technical and financial assistance from the EPI Foundation, to support the implementation of the African Elephant Action Plan (AEAP). NEAPs provide a framework for elephant conservation priorities to be implemented using state and non-state resources.
NEAPs are practical tools for Range States to identify and prioritize actions that require implementation to protect their elephants. Importantly, NEAPs provide a framework through which financial and technical support can be applied for.
NATIONAL STRATEGIES & THE SDGS
Our National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs) are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), introduced in 2016. We believe that the challenges of conservation and ending poverty cannot be seen in isolation. SDG 15, Life on Land, calls for urgent action to end the poaching and trafficking of protected species, but says this is best achieved by ensuring local communities are able to achieve sustainable livelihoods.
How does the EPI Support the Sustainable Development Goals?
DEVELOPING NATIONAL ELEPHANT ACTION PLANS
The EPI Foundation has developed a number of key resources to support the development, implementation and monitoring of NEAPs. For more information on NEAPs please contact