NIGERIA

Nigeria joined the EPI in 2018. Nigeria has only a few hundred surviving elephants. The largest herd is in Yankari National Park, with smaller relict populations in the forests of southern Nigeria and the savannah of northern Nigeria.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

NEAP IN DEVELOPMENT

Nigeria's former Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, speaks in support of the EPI, Illegal Wildlife Trade Confierece, October 2018.

NIGERIA'S

EPI FRIENDS OF THE MONTH

TUNDE MORAKINYO

August 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.

Country Area: 923,770 km²

Elephant Range Area: 20,088 km² (2%)

Protected Range: 78%

Estimated Elephant Population: 94

Guesses: 169-463*

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report

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The EPI is an inter-governmental initiative supported by the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation, by acting as its secretariat. 
The EPI Foundation is a UK Registered Charity- No. 1182805. UK Registered Company No. 11594608. The EPI Foundation is supported by Stop Ivory Inc - US registered non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, No. 81-2283286- and Conservation International: Registered as a 501(c)(3) organisation, No. 52-1497470. 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202

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