Elephant Matters

Rescuing Baby Elephant Pili

Alex Walker’s Serian posted a recent blog about a pretty extraordinary rescue of a baby elephant. Sofi Sosa Del Valle, a manager at Serian’s Mara Camps, found a one-month old baby elephant stuck in tree roots along the Mara River. Mara Elephant Project’s CEO Marc Goss and rangers were involved in this baby’s journey to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s (DSWT) orphanage. “Pili” as they called him after the tree roots he was found in, immediately latched on to the human… Continue reading.

World Tourism Day 2017

    To celebrate World Tourism Day Mara Elephant Project wanted to highlight a recent report produced by the World Economic Forum called The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017. Tourism is a key component of conservation for one cannot exist without the other. The most significant finding, as it relates to MEP, is that keeping a pristine ecosystem has a direct impact on the revenue generated from tourism. Here are some of the key points of the study.     Th… Continue reading.
Poached Ivory

IN THE NEWS: The Latest U.N. Resolution

  The United Nations is keeping the pressure on wildlife traffickers and their crimes by recently adopting a far-reaching resolution that keeps the illegal wildlife trade high on the global political agenda. This resolution was adopted on September 11 at the final meeting of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in Geneva. This resolution calls on countries to integrate the issue of the wildlife trade into national development plans and to further raise public awarene… Continue reading.