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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
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.
CITES Backs National Ivory Action Plan
On October 2 delegates at the CITES CoP17endorsed a closure of all domestic ivory markets thus strengthening the National Ivory Action Plan. CITES Ivory Action Plan Ruling “After hours of grueling negotiations behind closed doors, WWF is very pleased to see that countries have now united behind a deal that strengthens the national ivory action plan process, which is absolutely central to the global fight against the illegal ivory trade.” Dr. Colman O’Criodain, WWF Global Wildlife Pol… Continue reading.
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