Elephant Matters

Create Fundraisers on MEP’s Facebook Page

Mara Elephant Project’s Facebook page has been approved by Facebook as a verified 501(3)(c).      This means that as a Facebook user and MEP supporter, you can now create a fundraiser for MEP on your personal Facebook page! This is a really exciting and interactive way to put your passion for MEP to work for the organization. As a MEP supporter, you are our best advocate. Simply click “Create Fundraiser” and follow the steps provided by Facebook.     &n… Continue reading.

A Word About MEP Fundraising

Mara Elephant Project continues to focus on raising funds for helicopter operations. July proved to be an extremely expensive month for operating the helicopter due to responding to high levels of human-elephant conflict as crops ripened and MEP needs to make up for some of the extensive flying time. To do so, we’ve updated our helicopter Generosity campaign and are promoting it on Facebook and in our blog. Additionally, we celebrated World Elephant Day on August 12th with an appeal to rais… Continue reading.

A Letter From Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua

MEP rangers have been busy responding to human-elephant conflict in July, re-training rangers on the WILD app in August and deploying new teams to poaching hotspots in September. Rangers viewing Courtney shortly after she was treated in the Musiara area. In July, we established a new ranger base in Isokon Transmara in response to large herds of elephants that have been moving up the escarpment from the protected area though corridors, which are easier to climb. We were chasing elephant… Continue reading.