Boots on the Ground-Ziama 2.0
African Forest Elephant Foundation, Republic of Guinea
African forest elephants are suffering a devastating rate of decline, with over 60% of all forest elephants lost within the last decade due to poaching. The Ziama Forest is the home to the only viable forest elephant population in the Republic of Guinea, with approximately 200 individuals who play a vital role in the biodiversity and habitat health of the region. In 2018 IEF supported equipping the game rangers and eco-guards with boots, backpacks, and supplies. In 2019 IEF is supplying tents, bed rolls, GPS units and cameras to enable this valuable patrol team to undertake multi-day patrols deeper into unprotected regions of the forest.