Elephant Matters

National Geographic Photographer Visits the Mara

On September 12, National Geographic Photography Fellow Pete Muller was capturing a black rhino tagging in the Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) that Mara Elephant Project partnered with the Mara Conservancy to execute. Mara Elephant Project does serve to protect elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem; however, a healthy ecosystem requires that all species survive and thrive to ensure the Mara’s conservation. The Mara is as important to MEP’s mission as elephants. One does no… Continue reading.

MEP Suspends Aerial Monitoring of Collared Elephants

The latest crop raiding season in the Mara (June and July) was so active for the Mara Elephant Project’s Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter, that in August we needed to suspend our aerial monitoring of all 23 collared elephants because we didn’t have the funds to continue with that important task. Helicopter Report August 2017     High crop raiding times come along when farmer’s crops are ripe and there hasn’t been much rain in the Mara. The lack of rain and other … Continue reading.
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MEP Launches Updated Website

You’ll notice Mara Elephant Project’s new website has an updated look. As an organization that’s asking for your support we feel it’s important that we have the latest information on our website reflecting your dollars at work. This is why we intend to update our website copy and graphics yearly and always try to present to our supporters the full picture. We started with a new Donate page that we hope is more user friendly. We are encouraging our donors to sign up for monthly giving … Continue reading.