Elephant Matters

Month: October 2017

MEP Rangers Mau Operation Log By Wilson Sairowua

The rise of human-elephant conflict and finding new and innovative methods to mitigate it have been two major concerns for Mara Elephant Project rangers in 2017. We have needed to expand our area of operation to respond to farmers growing concerns over crop raiding elephants. One such area is the eastern Mau Forest which is the largest water catchment area in Kenya because it’s the source of the Mara River and others that then drain into to Lake Victoria. Rangers patrolling the Mau Forest.… Continue reading.

Create Fundraisers on MEP’s Facebook Page

Mara Elephant Project’s Facebook page has been approved by Facebook as a verified 501(3)(c).      This means that as a Facebook user and MEP supporter, you can now create a fundraiser for MEP on your personal Facebook page! This is a really exciting and interactive way to put your passion for MEP to work for the organization. As a MEP supporter, you are our best advocate. Simply click “Create Fundraiser” and follow the steps provided by Facebook.     &n… Continue reading.

A Word About MEP Fundraising

Mara Elephant Project continues to focus on raising funds for helicopter operations. July proved to be an extremely expensive month for operating the helicopter due to responding to high levels of human-elephant conflict as crops ripened and MEP needs to make up for some of the extensive flying time. To do so, we’ve updated our helicopter Generosity campaign and are promoting it on Facebook and in our blog. Additionally, we celebrated World Elephant Day on August 12th with an appeal to rais… Continue reading.