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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

Photography Competition Announces Winner/Supports MEP
On December 6 in Nairobi, the Angama Foundation hosted all of the beneficiaries of the Greatest Maasai Mara photography competition and announced the winner of the 2018 contest. Congratulations to Anup Shahand their winning photograph ‘Escort.’ (below) Anup Shahand receiving his winnings.   The winner of the 10-month competition received $10,000 and a 5-night safari at the Angama Mara. The winner’s guide, Sammy Ngotho from Wild Eye Mara Camp, won a brand-new Suzuki Maruti Gypsy (p… Continue reading.
One Million Seed Balls Distributed By Wilson Sairowua
    An ambitious planting initiative was proposed by Mara Elephant Project partner, Seedballs Kenya, to distribute over one million seed balls in the Mara in one day! The proposal was generously funded by Diamond Trust Bank and MEP was asked to join as one of the key stakeholders of wildlife conservation in the greater Mara ecosystem and beyond.         https://vimeo.com/304437132 The goal of seed ball distribution in Kenya is to improve biodiversity and work ag… Continue reading.
Supporting MEP