Month: July 2016

Month: July 2016

Ivy Re-Collaring

The Re-Collaring of Ivy

The collaring and monitoring of elephants is an essential part of Mara Elephant Project’s mission. These collars provide us with a wealth of information on our elephants like real-time location, roaming habits as well as inactive alerts. This information not only informs our ranger patrol unit locations, but also the land-use planning suggestions we make to the local government. MEP is currently sanctioned by the Kenya Wildlife Service to install and maintain up to 15 tracking collars at a… Continue reading.
Bobo Collared

The Life & Death of a Bull Elephant *WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT*

One of Mara Elephant Project’s key elephant-saving components is our collaring program. Along with the help of our partners at Save The Elephants, we have 11 collared elephants that are closely monitored. Picking the perfect candidate elephants for these collars sometimes comes down to the level of danger for their lives; large bull elephants are at the highest risk of both poaching and human elephant conflict. African bull elephants can live for up to 70 years and be as large as 15,000 lb… Continue reading.

MEP Team Runs the Safaricom LEWA Marathon

It was the perfect day to run the 17th annual Safaricom LEWA Marathon, cool and crisp with the sun rising slowly to warm up the course. The Mara Elephant Project’s team of 10 comprised of rangers, CEO Marc Goss and board member Trey Fehsenfeld was ready for the half marathon’s grueling dirt-road course across the wild LEWA Conservancy.       Excitement was in the air as two-time London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge was in the pack of 1,300 runners in his home country launc… Continue reading.