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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.
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UGANDA

Uganda’s elephants suffered severe poaching during the political instability of the 1970s and 80s, but have slowly recovered in numbers since. The largest populations are in the Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks. Uganda joined the EPI in 2015.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE

NEAP IN DEVELOPMENT

PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED

UGANDA'S
EPI FRIEND OF THE MONTH

JADRESS KOMUGASHO

August 2018

Our latest EPI Friend of the Month is Jadress Komugasho, of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, who plays a crucial role in managing her country’s ivory stockpile. She’s pictured in Mgahinga National Park (you can just about see a silverback gorilla behind her!)

RESOURCES FOR UGANDA

If you would like to learn more about Uganda's National Elephant Action Plan, or other resources developed with the Government of Uganda, please get in touch.

Country Area: 236,040 km²

Elephant Range Area: 17,048 km² (7%)

Protected Range: 73%

Estimated Elephant Population: 4,923 +/- 2,012

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report