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African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)

It has recently been proven that the Pen-selli-Soyah-Sabouyah area hosts the largest elephant population in the country, which were previously unrecognised. Recent videos have shown movements of these elephants towards Sierra Leone in the Guinea-Sierra Leone migration corridor. It is important to maintain the gallery forests along rivers and the periodically flooded savannahs, as they are essential to ensure the survival of the only viable elephant population in Guinea. Coordinated and cross-border conservation activities will be of great support in the safeguarding of these elephants