Elephant Matters

Multi-Species Habitat Use & Distribution Outside Protected Areas

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 … Continue reading.

MEP June & July Report: Record HEC Response

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. Mara Elephan… Continue reading.

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.