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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 2018 Annual Report by Marc Goss
As Mara Elephant Project officially ends our seventh year in operation, I reflect on how we’ve come such a long way from the shipping container and tent that used to be MEP’s headquarters. I’m amazed and proud of the continued donor support we receive, the success we continue to see on the ground by MEP, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government (NCG) rangers, and the growth our organization has seen in 2018. 2018 Annual Report Our organization is successful because of ou… Continue reading.
Paradise International Foundation Supports MEP
The Paradise International Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting prestigious lands and waters around the world. Led by co-chairmen Jack Ma, Pony Ma, and executive chairman Shen Guojun, Paradise commits to conserving and preserving important ecosystems on earth with a charitable intention, in a scientific approach all guided by business support. It’s with the intention of protecting key habitats that Paradise’s mission and objectives align with Mara Elephant Pro… Continue reading.
Supporting MEP