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Somalia has suffered war and instability for more than a quarter of a century and during that time its once plentiful wildlife has been destroyed. Elephants are reported to occasionally cross the border from Kenya, but there are no reliable surveys. Somalia joined the EPI in 2016. We hope this signals a new era for conservation after decades of tragic loss.

Progress Towards the EPI Aims

Domestic Trade Closed
Declaration Against International Ivory Trade
Somalia Flag.webp

Facts & Figures

Country Area: 637,660 km²

Elephant Range: 4,525 km² (1%)

Protected Range: 0%

Estimated Elephant Population: 70*

CITES Listing: Appendix I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report

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