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Watch the EPIF's Special Event on Africa’s Critically Endangered Forest Elephants

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

On the 26th of January 2022, the EPI Foundation hosted an exclusive film from Nigeria's Omo Forest Reserve, followed by a high-level discussion with governments from West and Central Africa and international experts.


Moderated by Dr. Winnie Kiiru, EPI Foundation Director of Government Relations

Guests of Honour and Keynote Speakers:

Hon. Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, Nigeria

Hon. Lee White CBE, Minister of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change, Gabon

Hon. Jules Doret Ndongo, Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Cameroon

Hon. C. Mike Doryen, Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority, Liberia

Dr. Alexandra Zimmerman, Chair, IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University

Dr. Ralph Chami, Assistant Director of the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development and Co-founder of Rebalance Earth.

The IUCN declared Africa’s Forest Elephants to be a separate and critically endangered species in 2021, threatened by habitat loss and ivory poaching. Join African governments and leading environmentalists, for a discussion on the challenges and possible solutions to conserving the Forest Elephant.

Film from Omo Forest: Directed by Franklin Adegbie and Edited by Michaela Brackenridge

The EPI is an African-led response to the elephant crisis, which aims to secure the harmonious coexistence of people and elephants. Click here to find out more about the EPI. For further information please contact the EPI’s Director of Communications, Barnaby Phillips:



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