Happy World Elephant Day 2019!
Camera-trap footage from Nigeria of Okomu National Park’s elusive elephants.
Across Africa EPI countries work to turn the tide and save the Elephant.
The EPI's Dr Winnie Kiiru on a better future for elephants and people.
African Presidents past and present, First Ladies, the UK government and HRH The Duke of Cambridge, pledge support to THE EPI.
During the EPI’s Consultative Group meeting at the London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, October 2018.
the EPI & The World Bank
Julia Bucknall (World Bank Director for Environment and Natural Resources) promises the support of the World Bank to the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), London, October 2018. She stresses that the Bank sees elephant conservation as a development issue.
The EPI & the Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
Françoise Clottes of the Global Environmental Facility says Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) countries should apply for GEF funding for their National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs). She was speaking in London in October 2018 at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference.
Ministers from across Africa speak in support of the EPI
Ministers from several of the 19 African countries of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) stress their commitment to that organisation and elephant conservation in London, October 2018. Includes clips with ministers from Angola, Tanzania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Republic of Congo, Guinea, and the former President of Botswana.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) promises support for EPI member countries
Adriana Dinu of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) promises support for countries of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) as they try to fund long-term National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs). She was speaking in London in October 2018 at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference.
WHY THE EPI?
The EPI is a coalition of 19 African countries working together to conserve elephants and build a sustainable future for neighbouring communities. We are Africa's response to the elephant crisis.
The Elephant crisis
The iconic African Elephant, our largest land mammal, has long been one of the planet's most celebrated species. It plays a critical role in the biodiversity of its own habitat, while its remarkable intelligence gives it a unique appeal that draws admirers from all over the world.