Elephant Matters

Month: November 2016

TUSK in Vietnam with Prince William

Partner News: TUSK in Vietnam

Tusk’s Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge continued his campaign against the illegal wildlife trade in November by speaking in Vietnam, one of the worst ivory trafficking offenders. In a show of good faith the Vietnamese government publicly destroyed 2,000 kg of seized ivory and 70 kg of rhino horn ahead of the conference. “The Vietnamese Government knew that hosting this conference would shine a spotlight both on its good work and ongoing challenges.” – Prince William In Prince… Continue reading.
Beatrice Profile Picture

Meet MEP’s Newest Trustee: Beatrice Karanja

Mara Elephant Project is thrilled to announce the addition of Beatrice Karanja to MEP’s Board of Trustees. Beatrice is a strategic communications specialist with over 20 years of experience as a developmental communications professional covering the African continent with extensive experience in East, Central and Southern Africa. “I am truly at my best when I am in nature. We can learn so much from the natural world and it is always good to have that lens on as your self-awareness is als… Continue reading.
Marc and his Helicopter

MEP Helicopter Responds to HEC Injury

https://youtu.be/RmRBfpHwXno The Mara Elephant Project deploys the Karen Blixen Camp, Ree Park Safari, Robinson R44 helicopter as an essential asset in MEP’s HEC Toolkit. It ensures that not only elephant lives are saved, but human lives as well, as was the case on November 11. MEP received a call from the Ol Odonyo Erinka Clinic in the Maasai Mara that a local cattle herder, Salankat Ol Pesi, came face-to-face with a herd of elephants while doing his job. He was thrown by one of the elepha… Continue reading.