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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
MEP Participates in the Space for Giants Summit & March
    Thanks to the support of Mara Elephant Project’s core funder, ESCAPE Foundation, we’ve been able to march along with other organizations in Space for Giants’ March for Giants.         MEP had our very own personalized elephant that has been marching with the herd across billboards all over the world since March 8. The herd’s journey culminates in Botswana on March 16 at the Giants Club Summit, which will be attended, thanks to suppor… Continue reading.
MEP February Report
It’s been a very active February at Mara Elephant Project. One of the more exciting developments in terms of operations is our collaring operation that took place for 10 days in Tanzania. The Singita Grumeti Fund supported the deployment of 12 elephant collars in the Serengeti, and MEP C.E.O. Marc Goss was tapped for the use of the MEP helicopter in these operations and for his collaring expertise. MEP Monthly Report February 2018 Several MEP rangers made the trip to Tanzania and were a… Continue reading.
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