Elephant Matters

Month: September 2016

Global March

MEP Field Administrator Wilson Sairowua’s Global March

Mara Elephant Project’s Field Administrator Wilson Sairowua wrote about his experience participating in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions in the Mara. The Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions in the Mara is organized by Friends of Maasai Mara. Mara Elephant Project, Basecamp Foundation, Angama Mara, Narok County Government, Geothermal Development Company and many other organizations supported this annual event held on September 24. The objective of the march was … Continue reading.
Elephant Carcass

August MEP Helicopter Report

Mara Elephant Project produces a monthly helicopter report that we make available to the public on our MEP Resources page. Feel free to take a look at them all from the past year. The month of August saw a lot of helicopter activity for MEP, which is nothing new. In the short time period of the report you can see just how many instances of human-elephant conflict MEP responds to regularly. MEP’s Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari Robinson helicopter is essential to our rapid response to e… Continue reading.


Mara Elephant Project’s partner, Tusk, is launching the Time for Change initiative ahead of the CITES meeting starting September 24 in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the upcoming CITES meeting, member parties will make decisions that will impact trade in wildlife products such as ivory and rhino horn; affecting their price, demand and legal status. The decisions that are being made later this month will affect the future of Africa’s wildlife, which is why Tusk decided to take a stan… Continue reading.