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Forest elephants

Forest elephant surveys have revealed a population of less than 250 individuals in the Upper Guinean forest of Guinea and Liberia (IUCN, 2016). The species population has been reported to be decreasing and was recently classified as “critically endangered” by the IUCN.

Wologizi-Wonegizi-Ziama still contains a significant population of forest elephants that use the structural connectivity of the landscape and beyond such as Foya and Gola forests. Several new calves were recorded by camera traps
in 2022. However, habitat loss triggers human-elephant conflict as the cases of crop raiding increase.