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Mara Elephant Project

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Protecting elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem

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The international demand for ivory from elephant tusks is growing. As more elephants die poaching becomes an even more profitable business. Poaching and increasing levels of human-elephant conflict threaten the elephant population in the Mara as human development continues to expand into the traditional elephant rangelands.

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We save and protect the African elephant population in the Mara by combatting the ruthless operations of poachers and fostering positive human-elephant relations.

Elephant Tracking
Anti-Poaching Patrols & Rapid Response Units
Human-Elephant Conflict Management
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in HEC Mitigation
In the middle of February the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) approved the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) lifting a two-year ban. The not finalized drafts of the proposed regulations, based on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s drone policy, required that individuals could operate UAVs as long as they registered with authorities. IN THE NEWS Quartz Africa, Kenya has approved the commercial use of drones New Atlas, Kenya clears commercial drones for tak… Continue reading.
MEP Ranger Roles
Mara Elephant Project’s rangers are the backbone of all of our successes in saving elephant lives. They are not only responsible for the protection of elephants from poachers, but also human-elephant conflict mitigation, intelligence gathering and community relations. MEP’s relationship with the local people in the Maasai Mara is key to the success of keeping the Mara safe and the ecosystem thriving. The key component of being a MEP ranger is that you must, at all times; endeavor to maint… Continue reading.
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