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Elephants of the Congo Basin
On 22 May 2023, the EPI Foundation hosted a special film from the Congo Basin in Central Africa. The film, presented by Vianet Djenguet, places a spotlight on Africa's critically endangered Forest Elephants and examines their plight and prospects for the future. Our government speakers, from Congo-Brazzaville, the DRC, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon, discussed these themes with specific examples from their own countries. They were joined by the Right Honourable Lord Zac Goldsmith from the United Kingdom as well as Cristián Samper of the Bezos Earth Fund.
Saving Elephants by Keeping Ivory Secure
An EPI Foundation team will be in Panama this month for the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Elephants and ivory will once again be at the centre of the debate. Watch this short film to learn more about the vital work we do in securing ivory stockpiles across the African continent.
Elephants, Biodiversity & Climate Change
On 06 July 2022, the EPI Foundation hosted a powerful film from northern Kenya, showing how drought is pushing Samburu pastoralists and elephants into conflict, and how we can mitigate this conflict. Our four government speakers discussed these themes with other examples from their own countries in eastern and southern Africa. Our film from northern Kenya was generously gifted by the Milgis Trust and edited by Michaela Brackenridge.
Ivory conference: Zimbabwe pushing to sell its stockpile
Zimbabwe and several other Southern African countries say they want a ban on the ivory trade to be lifted. Africa is home to about 415,000 elephants, the largest population in the world. While the global elephant population is declining, the number in southern Africa is increasing. Al Jazeera's @Haru Mutasa reports from Zimbabwe. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Zimbabwe #Ivory
Challenges facing Zimbabwe’s large elephant population
Zimbabwe is hosting a summit which aims to resume the international ivory trade. There are now just over 400,000 elephants left in Africa, but more than a dozen nations from across the continent are hoping to revive the trade in the animals and their tusks. John Scanlon, CEO of the Elephant Protection Initiative weighs in on the challenges facing Zimbabwe and other African countries huge elephant population. #Zimbabwe #Elephants #Ivorytrade Subscribe: http://trt.world/NOW Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: https://twitter.com/trtworldnow Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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