Elephant Matters

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.

Celebrate World Ranger Day

Monday, July 31, 2017, World Ranger Day is celebrated globally to acknowledge the work rangers do to protect our natural and cultural treasures. Mara Elephant Project’s Amazon Wish List is a great way for people to directly support MEP rangers. Most items listed are essentials rangers use on a daily basis when they are stationed in the field for two-week periods focusing on intelligence gathering, mitigating human-elephant conflict, arresting poachers, building chili fences or seizing ivory… Continue reading.