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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’ 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

The MEP Method to protecting elephants in the greater Mara ecosystem includes anti-poaching patrols and rapid response units, elephant collaring, monitoring and research and human-elephant conflict mitigation.


Anti-Poaching Patrols & Rapid Response Units
Elephant Collaring, Monitoring and Research
Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation

Safaris Unlimited Supports MEP
Safaris Unlimited has been pioneering unique safari experiences in East Africa since 1971. Founded by Tony Church and now run by his son, Gordie, Safaris Unlimited specializes in giving tourists a one-of-a-kind adventure and close encounters with wildlife. That’s why, starting in 2019, they’ve chosen to support Mara Elephant Project by giving their clients the option of a truly unique conservation experience: visiting our operational headquarters, interacting with MEP rangers and learning… Continue reading.
MEP June 2019 Report
Mara Elephant Project’s intelligence unit had a very productive June with the arrest of three suspects by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) and the seizure of 56.60 kg of ivory in Migori County. This along with another arrest of one suspect and seizure of 3 kg of ivory was all due to the MEP intelligence unit. Though MEP’s anti-poaching focus is to stop poaching before it happens, successfully arresting suspects and seizing ivory is key to increas… Continue reading.
Supporting MEP