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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

Elephanatics Pub Night Raises $8.3K for MEP
Elephanatics is an elephant advocacy organization residing in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with the mission to help the long-term survival of the African and Asian elephants by raising awareness and money for organizations like Mara Elephant Project. On October 4, they hosted the Elephants Like to Have Fun Too Pub Night at Library Public Square House in Vancouver and raised $8,380.95 for MEP in one night! Dr. Jake Wall who will join MEP in 2019 as the director of research and conservation is t… Continue reading.
Bongo Surveillance Project
Though Mara Elephant Project focuses on protecting elephants as a keystone species in order to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem, as an extension, MEP also protects other endangered species living alongside elephants. The mountain bongo antelope residing in the Mau Forest (pictured left) is one of those critically endangered species that benefits from MEP’s permanent ranger presence in the forest thanks to support from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It is estimated that there are few… Continue reading.
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