Ambitious plan to save elephants as their numbers continue to decline

Elephant at Amboseli National Park

An elephant is pictured at the Amboseli National Park on September 24, 2020.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The foundation’s Chief Executive Officer John Scanlon noted that the ever worsening scenario of human wildlife conflict is a threat to the big mammal’s survival.
  • The African Wildlife Foundation reports that an estimated 35,000 African elephants were getting killed by ivory poachers before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

The Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) has unveiled a plan to meet challenges of the 21st century as presented by Africa’s growing human population and economic development.

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