Elephant Matters

Month: December 2016

Olchoda

Meet MEP’s Newest Collared Elephant

The Pardamat community in Kenya has been alerting Mara Elephant Project on a regular basis to an elephant that’s been giving them quite a bit of trouble. They nicknamed this elephant “Olchoda” meaning “The Disturber.” Olchoda has been moving around Endoinyio Erinka breaking fences. This bull elephant was at a high risk of death due to human-elephant conflict, which made him the perfect candidate for a MEP collar. On November 10, along with the help of Kenya Wildlife Service Vet Dr.… Continue reading.
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Human Wildlife Conflict Innovation Workshop

A unique workshop took place in Amboseli National Park in Southern Kenya during the first week of December that focused exclusively on mitigating human wildlife conflict through innovative technology. This workshop was put on by a unique collaboration of The Big Life Foundation, Wildlife Direct, Oltome Nadupo Women’s Project, Kenya Wildlife Service, Gearbox and the Amboseli community and Mara Elephant Project’s Field Administrator Wilson Sairowua was there to attend and lend his expertise… Continue reading.
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Top 10 Reasons to Contribute to MEP This Holiday Season

As 2016 comes to a close we know that a lot of conservation champions and animal enthusiast are planning their year-end giving. We’d love for you to know the Top 10 reasons why contributing to Mara Elephant Project is a great use of not just your money, but your passion. DONATE   1. 100% of your donation goes directly to saving elephants. The generous support of MEP’s core funder, ESCAPE Foundation, ensures that 100% of MEP’s administrative costs are covered. This means that 100% … Continue reading.