Elephant Matters

Month: August 2016

Marc and his Helicopter

Mara Elephant Project Helicopter Fundraise

Mara Elephant Project has been on the front line to protect elephants in the Maasai Mara region in Kenya, East Africa. Poaching has hit elephants hard over the last 5 years. In response, MEP has deployed 30 highly trained rangers who, with intelligence, rapid response and patrol teams, have brought poaching down dramatically with our partner Kenya Wildlife Service. MEP’s work for elephants is effective and readily scaled-up across the elephant landscape. Though there has been a drop in ele… Continue reading.
Rangers on patrol

David Goss MEP Ranger Patrol Report

David Goss has just completed high school in Denmark and is currently volunteering with Mara elephant project to gain work experience and understand what MEP rangers do on a daily basis. He’s spending weeks at a time with the rangers in the field. David’s first language is Danish and his first report submitted to mep is below.         In my week with the rangers at camp Kileleoni, we have been patrolling the hills by foot. We have also been using the vehicle to t… Continue reading.
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The Ivory Game Premieres at TIFF

  Netflix announced last week that it will be premiering The Ivory Game, an original documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.     The Ivory Game is an undercover feature-documentary, set to expose the dark world of ivory trafficking. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award® nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months, moving across the continents of Africa and Asia, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted … Continue reading.