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Mara Elephant Project
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PROTECT, CONSERVE, INSPIRE
Protecting elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem
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.
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.
Elephants are in crisis. MEP aspires to expand its area of operation, deepen its partnerships and increase its level of community engagement. Please join us, and support the Mara Elephant Project.