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Mara Elephant Project

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Protecting elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem

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A mixture of land-use changes resulting from human population growth, deforestation and poaching for elephants’ highly valuable ivory is causing populations to dwindle. Humans are encroaching upon historic elephant rangelands, and human-elephant conflict is on the rise. That, paired with the demand for ivory, means the illegal killing of elephants is at its highest level since the international ivory trade ban.

Diminishing Space

We save and protect the African elephant population in the Mara by combatting poaching operations, collaring, monitoring and researching elephants, and protecting farmers and elephants across their large dispersal area.

Elephant Collaring, Monitoring and Research
Anti-Poaching Patrols & Rapid Response Units
Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation
Create Fundraisers on MEP’s Facebook Page
Mara Elephant Project’s Facebook page has been approved by Facebook as a verified 501(3)(c).      This means that as a Facebook user and MEP supporter, you can now create a fundraiser for MEP on your personal Facebook page! This is a really exciting and interactive way to put your passion for MEP to work for the organization. As a MEP supporter, you are our best advocate. Simply click “Create Fundraiser” and follow the steps provided by Facebook.     &n… Continue reading.
A Word About MEP Fundraising
Mara Elephant Project continues to focus on raising funds for helicopter operations. July proved to be an extremely expensive month for operating the helicopter due to responding to high levels of human-elephant conflict as crops ripened and MEP needs to make up for some of the extensive flying time. To do so, we’ve updated our helicopter Generosity campaign and are promoting it on Facebook and in our blog. Additionally, we celebrated World Elephant Day on August 12th with an appeal to rais… Continue reading.
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