Elephant Matters

Month: July 2017

A Word About MEP Fundraising

We are pleased to report that over the last few months Mara Elephant Project has been able to move forward with a number of fundraising initiatives including our MEP Pamphlet. This marketing piece will be a great way to promote MEP and the work we’re doing in the Mara not only to our current supporters, but to the guests of many hotels and camps nearby and worldwide. We are currently in six camps and hotels, but are working on expanding our exposure and reach. Please contact MEP’s Develop… Continue reading.

A Letter from Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua

Mara Elephant Project rangers continue to be busy with human-elephant conflict mitigation. Loita Hills is an area that has increased in our concern over the last three months. After more reports of poaching and illegal logging in the area, MEP decided to partner with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to install a permanent presence in the area. We are hoping to collar a new elephant in this area soon. A MEP ranger with a KWS ranger in Loita Hills. The Munyas area has also been seeing an increase … Continue reading.

A Letter From MEP CEO Marc Goss

Many people don’t know that Mara Elephant Project was developed to fill a gap in protecting elephants outside of conservancies and protected areas in the Mara ecosystem. Elephants that are “safe” in the Mara have been in the formally protected national reserves. The Kenyan government through Kenya Wildlife Service with the Narok County Government formally protects the animals within the Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR). Bordering three sides of the MMNR is private land, which forms p… Continue reading.