Elephant Matters

Month: May 2016

Rhobinson Helicopter

A Message From Mara Elephant Project CEO Marc Goss

The Mara is exceptionally green at the moment and we still expect more rain! I wanted to share some great news; this year so far we have seen a decline in poaching overall! In 2015 MEP along with our partner Kenya Wildlife Service arrested 73 poachers, facilitators and dealers. These arrests resulted in the recovery of 449 kg of ivory and led to a drop in poached elephants. In 2014 we lost 85 elephants and last year this declined to 46. There are still a few poachers at large this year and w… Continue reading.

In The Land of Giants

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes might hail from the Netherlands but she keeps Africa and the plight of it’s endangered elephants close to her heart. She recently traveled to Samburu, Kenya with her family to be photographed for Glamour Magazine, USA. Our partners Save the Elephants hosted her family at Elephant Watch Camp. “It was really important for me to bring my family and let my children see for themselves why it’s so crucial to protect these beautiful wild creatures.”Doutzen Kroes Dur… Continue reading.

Congratulations Ranger of the Quarter: Jackson Koonyi

  In October 2015 Mara Elephant Project created the Ranger of the Quarter Award to acknowledge rangers that excel in the line of duty including discipline, bravery, community engagement and leadership. Since starting the award, there have been three winners and the most recent recipient is Jackson Koonyi. Jackson won for his exceptional community engagement. He has been instrumental in engaging with communities to stop human-wildlife conflict.     Jackson’s connection with t… Continue reading.