Thanks to the generosity of Karen Blixen Camp and Ree Park Safari, Mara Elephant Project operates the only helicopter in the Mara. MEP has had use of the helicopter since 2015 and through this has been able to expand our operation area for rapid response to poaching, injured wildlife, and conflict by 4,000 km2.
MEP CEO Marc Goss piloting the helicopter to move elephants to safety.
The helicopter is an essential tool in our human-elephant conflict toolkit and works well in coordination with…
Mara Elephant Project has been busy in April and May. Here are some highlight from the MEP Report April and May 2017 and the Helicopter Report May 2017 highlighting MEP’s progress over the last few months.
Lemek Conservancy, where MEP HQ is located, became a popular spot for cattle herders in April due to the dry conditions elsewhere. We expect them to leave as the beginning of the great migration starts in the middle of June.
Over the last two months we have had three elephants to report…