Elephant Matters

Month: October 2016

The Indianapolis Prize Wrap Up

  The Indianapolis Prize took place this past week and Mara Elephant Project’s founder, CEO and several board members were privileged to attend. The Indianapolis Prize is the world’s leading award for wildlife conservation; it recognizes and rewards conservationists who have achieved major victories in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species.     The winner, Professor Carl Jones, and other finalists all spoke about conservation in the most pas… Continue reading.
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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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Mara Elephant Project’s August to September Report

MEP Monthly Report June to July 2016 Mara Elephant Project’s August and September report recorded a drop (3) in elephant deaths since last month (5), which is always good news; however, the increase in conflict outside of conservancies is upsetting. MEP and Kenya Wildlife Service combined their elephant mortality records for September bringing the total to 31 elephant carcasses. Several of MEP’s collared elephants moved outside of the conservancies in August and September, and we are … Continue reading.