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Mara Elephant Project

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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
This Valentine’s Day Show Some Love For MEP
Show Some Love for MEP Rangers Mara Elephant Project’s Amazon Wish List is a really great way for people to directly support MEP rangers. Most items listed are things that rangers use on a daily basis when they are stationed in the field for two-week periods focusing on intelligence gathering, mitigating human-elephant conflict, arresting poachers, building chili fences or seizing ivory and other contraband. Twenty dollars can buy MEP rangers an 8-pack of Lithium batteries that fuels almos… Continue reading.
The Mara’s Greatest Ambassador for Wildlife Conservation
Kenya has lost one of its greatest ambassadors for wildlife conservation, Mr. Willie Roberts (pictured left). Mara Elephant Project would not exist if it were not for the visionary efforts taken by Willie, the forefather of wildlife conservation in the Maasai Mara. We are so sorry to let you know that our lovely Dad, Husband and Grandpa left on his last safari on Friday the 26th of January after a short but hard fight against cancer. Just as he left us, back home, a pride of lion went roaring… Continue reading.
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