Elephant Matters

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In The Land of Giants

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes might hail from the Netherlands but she keeps Africa and the plight of it’s endangered elephants close to her heart. She recently traveled to Samburu, Kenya with her family to be photographed for Glamour Magazine, USA. Our partners Save the Elephants hosted her family at Elephant Watch Camp. “It was really important for me to bring my family and let my children see for themselves why it’s so crucial to protect these beautiful wild creatures.”Doutzen Kroes Dur… Continue reading.
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Congratulations Ranger of the Quarter: Jackson Koonyi

  In October 2015 Mara Elephant Project created the Ranger of the Quarter Award to acknowledge rangers that excel in the line of duty including discipline, bravery, community engagement and leadership. Since starting the award, there have been three winners and the most recent recipient is Jackson Koonyi. Jackson won for his exceptional community engagement. He has been instrumental in engaging with communities to stop human-wildlife conflict.     Jackson’s connection with t… Continue reading.
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Human-Elephant Conflict Toolkit: Helicopter

One of the most crucial tools in MEP’s HEC Toolkit is the use of a Robinson R44 helicopter. Thanks to the generous support of our partner Karen Blixen Camp, we are able to deploy the helicopter on a number of missions that can protect human and elephant lives in conflict situations.       What’s the nuisance? Well, elephants. Many locals have acres of farmland that can all be wiped out by a herd of elephants in one night’s time. Retaliation from farmers over crop raiding… Continue reading.