PROTECTING ELEPHANTS TO CONSERVE THE GREATER MARA ECOSYSTEM
Mara Elephant Project (MEP) protects elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. Established in 2011, MEP’s focus on elephant protection in the Maasai Mara, Kenya in turn increases the protection of wildlife, communities and habitat in our expanding areas of operation.
Land-use changes from human population growth, deforestation and poaching threaten elephants. Human-elephant conflict and habitat destruction 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.
Elephants are in crisis.
MEP’s long-term goal is to contribute to the harmonic balance between wildlife, communities and habitat and move the Mara from conflict to co-existence.