Emily giving her presentation with MEP CEO Marc Goss in the audience.
On July 31, Mara Elephant Project CEO Marc Goss attended a presentation about multi-species habitat use and distribution outside of protected area in the Maasai Mara landscape given by a Mara Cheetah Project student Emily Madsen. Emily is focusing her M.Sc. thesis on assessing distributions of wildlife outside of the protected areas and in a relatively short amount of time, two months, she was able to put together a well …
There was little rain in the months of June and July, which paired with local farmer’s harvesting ripened crops, lead to the 78 human-elephant conflict incidents MEP responded to over the last two months. That’s the highest number in a two-month period we’ve ever had! We can report five elephant carcasses in June and July, three of which were a direct result of conflict.
CEO Marc Goss using the Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter to move an elephant out of a farm.