Month: April 2018

Month: April 2018

A Letter from Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua

The first quarter of 2018 for MEP rangers was focused on human-elephant conflict mitigation, intelligence gathering and monitoring elephants, as always, but during our routine activities we also focused the last three months on collecting better data and finding more efficient ways of reporting it. In January, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Mau De-Snaring Team was off and running protecting the estimated 600 elephants living in the Mau Forest. They received their camping supplies, … Continue reading.

A Letter from MEP C.E.O. Marc Goss

The first quarter of 2018 for Mara Elephant Project has been one of the busier times that I can remember since we began in 2011. The rains began in January and did not stop through March creating a beautiful and green Mara ecosystem filled with many well-fed predators and growing elephant herds. Large elephant herds can be seen grazing in the Mara on the tall grasses fed by the rain.     The MEP intelligence unit continues to be extremely successful with 12 total suspects arrested … Continue reading.

MEP Fundraising & Communications Report

What an exciting first quarter for Mara Elephant Project and our core supporter, ESCAPE Foundation! February was the single most lucrative month for MEP in its history! We had an individual donate $350,000 of unrestricted funding to our organization, which is a major step towards achieving our funding target of $1.2 million in 2018 for existing and new operations. This single largest donation in MEP history was secured by MEP Trustee Richard Roberts and is being used for core operational expe… Continue reading.