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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
The Trial and Truth of Trail Cameras
Many elephant conservation organizations, like World Wildlife Fund, are starting to deploy trail cameras as an interesting new data-gathering tool. WWF develops a new technology to stop poachers in their tracks Above Photo: Mike Feldman, electronic security technician for Unilux installing solar panels for FLIR camera system in a National Park in central Kenya. Late in 2016, Mara Elephant Project also installed three trail cameras at strategic river crossings. The trail cameras are used to … Continue reading.
IN THE NEWS: Satao II
During a routine aerial monitoring of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, Tsavo Trust discovered the body of a roughly 50-year-old male elephant they referred to as Satao II. He was one of the last remaining “big tusker” elephants, known for their tusks that reach the ground, in the park. The cause of death was likely poisoned arrows from poachers looking to make a large sum of money on his 112 and 111 pound tusks. Luckily, the response was rapid enough that the poachers were unable to… Continue reading.
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