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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’ highly 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

We save and protect the African elephant population in the Mara by combatting poaching operations, collaring, monitoring and researching elephants, and protecting farmers and elephants across their large dispersal area.

Elephant Collaring, Monitoring and Research
Anti-Poaching Patrols & Rapid Response Units
Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation

Asilia Gives to Mara Conservation
  The Asilia Charitable Foundation and Asilia Charitable Corporation are both the philanthropic arm of Asilia Africa, a safari camp operator in East Africa that boasts intimate camps perfectly situated to deliver the very best experiences with expert guides to reveal to you the secrets of the wild. They not only offer a top-notch tourism experience, but Asilia Africa acknowledges that people and nature are inseparable partners, so they work closely with communities, authorities, NGOs an… Continue reading.
Indianapolis Zoo Supports Mara Elephant Project
Mara Elephant Project is pleased to announce that we’ve received support from the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. for the protection of Mau Forest elephants for two years. The elephant carrying capacity of forests in Kenya is heavily threatened by anthropogenic pressures (i.e. land encroachment for settlement and forest degradation through grazing, fires, illegal logging for timber, charcoal and firewood, and wildlife poaching). Although forests may contain a quarter of Kenya’s tota… Continue reading.
Supporting MEP