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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 financially supported by two leading conservation charities, Stop Ivory & Conservation International.
EPI Foundation: UK Registered Charity No. 1182805. UK Registered Company No. 11594608. 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Stop Ivory: UK Registered Charity No. 1152332. UK Registered Company No. 8360909. 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Stop Ivory Inc: US registered non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, No. 81-2283286. Conservation International: Registered as a 501(c)(3) organisation, No. 52-1497470. 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202

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SIERRA LEONE

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.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

EPI LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs Fatima Maada Bio, serves on the EPI Foundation Leadership Council. Click to learn more on who else sits on the Council.

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