Elephant Matters

Month: April 2017

A Word About MEP Fundraising

MEP had some very exciting fundraising achievements to report in the first quarter of 2017. First, we’d like to thank Alice Yu, a guest at MEP partner Richard’s River Camp, for her donation towards the collaring and monitoring of an at risk elephant in the Loita Hills area. This area of the Mara is currently experiencing high levels of poaching and needs closer monitoring to protect the elephants there. Collaring an elephant in Loita will also allow us to get a clearer picture of elephant… Continue reading.
Moving Eles From Crops

A Letter from MEP CEO Marc Goss

We’ve had a really dry January and February in the Mara, which created some complicated human-elephant conflict situations with water and grass being such a scarce resource. Luckily in March the rains came with nearly daily thunderstorms. Some have not been as lucky in the north where civil unrest continues in the Laikipia area due to drought.     Mara Elephant Project is continuing to battle crop raiding elephants in both the Kirindon and Pardamat area but we’ve managed to mit… Continue reading.
MEP Rangers using STE App

A Letter From MEP Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua

The first quarter of 2017 has been busy on the front lines for Mara Elephant Project rangers. We made several arrests and seizures in February including two suspects on February 21 with two kilograms of ivory and three suspects on February 23 with 60 kilograms of zebra meat. Every arrest ensures these poachers are brought to justice and secures the future of the Mara ecosystem. The two suspects arrested with the ivory seizure.  The Transmara area has seen an increase in human-elephant con… Continue reading.