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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
Multi-Species Habitat Use & Distribution Outside Protected Areas
Emily giving her presentation with MEP CEO Marc Goss in the audience.  On July 31, Mara Elephant Project CEO Marc Goss attended a presentation about multi-species habitat use and distribution outside of protected area in the Maasai Mara landscape given by a Mara Cheetah Project student Emily Madsen. Emily is focusing her M.Sc. thesis on assessing distributions of wildlife outside of the protected areas and in a relatively short amount of time, two months, she was able to put together a well … Continue reading.
MEP June & July Report: Record HEC Response
There was little rain in the months of June and July, which paired with local farmer’s harvesting ripened crops, lead to the 78 human-elephant conflict incidents MEP responded to over the last two months. That’s the highest number in a two-month period we’ve ever had! We can report five elephant carcasses in June and July, three of which were a direct result of conflict. CEO Marc Goss using the Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter to move an elephant out of a farm. Mara Elephan… Continue reading.
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