Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has a population of around 16 million.
Senegal has one of the most threatened elephant populations in Africa. In the late 1970s, the population at Niokolo – Senegal’s largest national park, was estimated to be around 450 elephants. Today it’s believed only 5-10 elephants are left.