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Sierra Leone joined the EPI in 2016. Just as in neighbouring Liberia, its wildlife was severely affected by civil war in the 1990s. Four small elephant populations are believed to have survived.
DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE
DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED
Sierra Leone's Minister of Environment, Emma Kowa, speaks in support of the EPI, Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference October 2018.
Country Area: 71,740 km²
Elephant Range Area: 1,353 km² (2%)
Protected Range: 58%
Estimated Elephant Population (Guesses): 135-155*
CITES Appendix: I
All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report
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