Elephant Matters

MEP Kenya Trustee Appointed Honorary Warden by Beatrice Karanja

Mara Elephant Project is thrilled to announce that one of our Kenya Trustee’s, Beatrice Karanja, was appointed an Honorary Kenya Wildlife Service Warden for the Southern Region of Kenya. Beatrice visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphanage.  I was elated, honoured and somewhat intimidated when I got a call from a friend, letting me know that I have been appointed by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Prof Judi Wakhungu, as an Honorary Kenya Wi… Continue reading.

MEP Pamphlet In Camps & Hotels

Mara Elephant Project has recently put together a MEP Pamphlet to be able to share MEP’s mission and how we fulfill that mission with a wider audience. Along with this informative pamphlet, we have designed a MEP Insert that highlights the costs of our initiatives and again, demonstrates our methods and results. It’s paramount to MEP’s success that we appeal to tourists coming to the Mara, especially during the high season like August when the great migration is occurring. Elephants … Continue reading.

MEP Ivory Seizure in Loita

The Loita Forest has been one of the more recent additions to MEP’s area of operation. This lush area is perfect for elephants during both dry and rainy season and unfortunately, because of its isolated location, it’s also the perfect place for poachers. The lush Loita Forest. In the beginning of 2017, MEP had reports from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) of an elephant carcass that was suspected of being poached as well as gunfire heard in the area. This moved us into action. We deploye… Continue reading.