Poaching Reduction

MEP- MIKE-PIKE-bargraphThe Percentage of Illegally Killed Elephants (PIKE) in the northern Mara has been reduced by 24%.

MEP has arrested 244 poachers since 2012.

  • 41 poachers in 2012
  • 82 poachers in 2013
  • 55 poachers in 2014
  • 66 poachers in 2015

These arrests have resulted in the seizure of
 894 kg or 1,971 lbs. of ivory.

  • 91 kg or 200 lbs. of ivory in 2012
  • 130 kg or 287 lbs. of ivory in 2013
  • 223 kg or 492 lbs. of ivory in 2014
  • 450 kg or 992 lbs. of ivory in 2015
Leopard Skin Seizure and Poacher


Our increased boots on the ground not only enable us to arrest poachers but also respond to other wildlife crimes. We are able to confiscate illegal weapons, wildlife meat and illegally traded items such as leopard skins and lion canines. Being able to get all of these items off of the black market helps us to protect the elephants more completely.

MEP Seizures Pie Chart