Elephant Matters

Month: November 2017

MEP Collars Elephant #21 and #22 in the Mau Forest

The rise of human-elephant conflict and finding a way to mitigate it is a major concern 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. MEP rangers stationed in the forest on patrol.  MEP had been re… Continue reading.

#GivingTuesday: The Maa Trust, Elephanatics & Expert Drones

On Tuesday, November 28, otherwise known as #GivingTuesday, the world takes a collective breath before the holidays and seeks out those organizations deserving of their charitable giving during the holidays. In a season that’s increasingly become very “me” oriented, people reach outside of themselves and see the real impact their dollars can make in this world. To celebrate #GivingTuesday in Kenya, Canada and the U.S.A. Mara Elephant Project is highlighting three organizations that have… Continue reading.

IN THE NEWS: Full Coverage of the Lifted Ivory Import Ban

It’s been a crazy few days with news coming out of Washington on Wednesday that according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services elephants legally hunted in Zambia or Zimbabwe between 2016-2018 can now be imported into the United States. Then, on Friday, it was announced this decision would be put on hold. Mara Elephant Project released the following statement regarding THe LIFTED BAN:  Mara Elephant Project’s mission is to protect elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. Ev… Continue reading.