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Mara Elephant Project
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PROTECT, CONSERVE, INSPIRE

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.

Poaching
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

Re-Collaring Lempiris
On February 18, MEP collared elephant Lempiris’ collar stopped reporting. Mara Elephant Project and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers nearby his location were sent with a VHF tracker to try and locate his collar the old-fashioned way. When they found him in good health it was determined that the collar had stopped working due to a hardware failure. Though the collar needed to be exchanged for a newer model, we were relieved to see that Lempiris was in good health. An ID photo of collare… Continue reading.
MEP Participates in Twende Porini
The full group of participants from Rekero Primary School along with the teachers and judging panel. Twende Porini or ‘Let’s Go Wild’ is Asilia Africa’s flagship yearly environmental and community program in the Mara where a group of children from local communities in the Mara area surrounding Asilia’s camps participate to win a big prize! Mara Elephant Project has partnered with them in 2019 at Rekero Primary School to select four children to be hosted for four days starting on Ma… Continue reading.
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