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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.

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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
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Mara Elephant Project focuses on reducing poaching and mitigating human-elephant conflict in the greater Mara ecosystem and an important part in being successful in this mission is raising the level of social awareness amongst visitors to the Mara. The Mara North Conservancy (MNC) is a private wilderness area of more than 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) and makes up a vital part of the Maasai Mara ecosystem. MNC is a not for profit company established in January 2009 made up of a partnership … Continue reading.
MEP November Monthly Report
November has been an extremely busy month for Mara Elephant Project. MEP November 2017 Monthly Report We are continuing our ground patrols in the Mau Forest and with the permission of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), we collared two new elephants in the Narok Mau section of the forest. Our rangers spent three weeks tracking these two candidates to find a suitable area for a safe collaring. We chose one female within a herd of 50 elephants and one male that was with a group of other males cro… Continue reading.
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