Elephant Matters

Ngoswani School Project Update

  On Earth Day, April 22, Mara Elephant Project CEO Marc Goss, Development Director Victoria Fanthorpe and Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua went to Ngoswani School to plant 100 seedlings for the school’s sustainable woodlot. Pictured, left, children from Ngoswani School.         Ngoswani School provides a safe and healthy learning environment for over 400 children. MEP wanted to help start a woodlot for the school by planting seedlings that, once fully grown,  wil… Continue reading.

10 Selfish Reasons to Save Elephants

Mara Elephant Project wanted to share a recent article in The Guardian entitled 10 selfish reasons to save elephants: Elephants can help humans live longer, healthier, happier lives. Help them, and we help ourselves. Uncanny water diviners: elephants in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. Photograph: Alamy Obviously, MEP agrees with all 10. Too cute to lose: an elephant at the Okaukuejo water hole in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. Photograph: 2630ben/Getty Images/iStockphoto   Continue reading.

The End of Wild Elephants?

A recent article in The Guardian by Erik Solheim, the executive director of the UN Environment Programme, highlights one of the key issues Mara Elephant Project is addressing to protect elephants and conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. In the article The end of wild elephants? Why we must not let Africa become one giant food farm, the issue of diminishing space is presented with a clear message: Africa’s population is growing and so are it’s needs for food, which is reducing the amount o… Continue reading.