Elephant Matters

Month: May 2018

MEP Ranger Training

Since 2011, Mara Elephant Project has developed and successfully manages 38 rangers that make up our rapid response anti-poaching units and six patrol units that patrol hotspots and react to intelligence reports. In addition to our 38 rangers, MEP has developed a close partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, and Narok County Government by embedding 10 rangers from each organization into MEP teams. Since inception, the rapid response units and intelligence teams have been responsible for … Continue reading.

MEP Celebrates Africa Day

Today, May 25, is known as Africa Day, a celebration of an independent Africa and the forming of the Organization of Africa Unity (OAU). While the OAU is working toward a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation they are highlighting yearly themes for Africa Day and this year’s theme is combatting corruption, which is something Mara ElephantProject, as an African organization, strives toward by working in partnership with both local and national African government organizations to arre… Continue reading.

Kenya Primary School Children Visit MEP

On May 23 Mara Elephant Project was thrilled to host children from Olemoncho Primary School. MEP Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua hosted 22 children and four teachers at MEP HQ and they were given the full MEP visitor experience. Wilson giving the school children the MEP presentation at MEP HQ. They watched the Mara Elephant Project video, were given the MEP school presentation (email Claire if you’re interested in using this) and experienced a game drive in Mara North Conservancy to se… Continue reading.