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Protecting elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem

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A mixture of land-use changes resulting from human population growth, deforestation and poaching for elephants’ valuable ivory is causing populations to dwindle. Humans are encroaching upon historic elephant rangelands, and human-elephant conflict is on the rise. That, paired with the demand for ivory, means the illegal killing of elephants is at its highest level since the international ivory trade ban.

Diminishing Space

The MEP Method to protecting elephants in the greater Mara ecosystem includes anti-poaching patrols and rapid response units, elephant collaring, monitoring and research and human-elephant conflict mitigation.


Anti-Poaching Patrols & Rapid Response Units
Elephant Collaring, Monitoring and Research
Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation
Consider A Gift to MEP This Holiday Season
Mara Elephant Project through our 501(c)3 in the U.S. is always working to instill 100% donor confidence in our supporters. We want everyone to know that every dollar that is donated to Mara Elephant Project this holiday season goes directly to the front line of elephant protection. We strive to post updates using our blog, newsletters, and social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) that shows transparency and instills a sense of comradery with you, the supporter, so you can see just how … Continue reading.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Supports A Second Mau Forest MEP Unit
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) Mau De-Snaring Unit continues to be a textbook example of the impact a permanent ranger presence can have in an unprotected area like the Mau Forest. In the first half of 2019 (January to June), the SWT Mau De-Snaring Unit removed 113 snares targeting small animals and nine spears targeting elephants, arrested seven suspects for illegal logging and one for charcoal production, recovered eight timber posts, five Olea Africana posts, 60 cedar posts, 30 white … Continue reading.
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