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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.

Poaching
Diminishing Space

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
Welcome to MEP’s New Website
Welcome to the new and improved www.maraelephantproject.org. This website is a culmination of months of work to bring you the best representation of what Mara Elephant Project (MEP) is doing to fulfill our mission. This will become a great place to visit regularly for updates on MEP activities, new findings and current happenings around the Mara. We want this website to represent the challenges MEP faces on a daily basis so you can celebrate the wins with us but also see the great losses we … Continue reading.
MEET MEP’s LATEST PARTNER: TANAPA
In 1959 the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) was established and the Serengeti became the first national park. By 2014, TANAPA had grown to 16 national parks, covering approximately 57,024 square kilometers. The primary role of TANAPA is conservation. The 16 national parks, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thri… Continue reading.
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