It was the perfect day to run the 17th annual Safaricom LEWA Marathon, cool and crisp with the sun rising slowly to warm up the course. The Mara Elephant Project’s team of 10 comprised of rangers, CEO Marc Goss and board member Trey Fehsenfeld was ready for the half marathon’s grueling dirt-road course across the wild LEWA Conservancy.
Excitement was in the air as two-time London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge was in the pack of 1,300 runners in his home country launc…
War of Space, a film featuring Mara Elephant Project, has been selected for the Indy Film Fest in Indianapolis, IN. Screenings will take place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Sunday, July 17, at 5:45 p.m. and Thursday, July 21 at 9:45 p.m. The Sunday screening features an informal Q&A with filmmaker Matt Mays of Mays Entertainment.
Purchase tickets here for Sunday and here for Thursday.
Though the Mara Elephant Project’s main mission is to protect the African elephants in the Mara, we always recognize the importance of other endangered keystone species that share our ecosystem. Today, none is more so important than the black rhinos that have populations dwindling to below 600 in Kenya according to Earth Watch Institute.
That’s why on June 17 when MEP received a call from a Kenya Wildlife Service vet inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve that a black rhino was found wo…