Elephant Matters

Month: June 2018

Safaricom Marathon 2018

The TUSK Trust 2018 Safaricom Marathon at LEWA Wildlife Conservancy will take place on Saturday, June 30. What began as a comparatively small event in 2000 with 180 runners raising $50,000 has grown exponentially to over 1,300 runners in 2017 raising $700,000. To date the marathon has raised a total of $7 million for conservation and community development projects across Kenya. This unique marathon is exceptional in many ways – it combines an unusual fundraising initiative with one of K… Continue reading.

The Lives of Elephants by Ryan Wilkie

Ryan Wilkie joined Mara Elephant Project in April 2018 on secondment from our partner, Save The Elephants. Ryan is focusing his six-month stay at MEP on collecting extensive data on each of MEP’s 20 collared elephants. He’s collecting essential data, photographs and scientific details that will all go into the MEP Technical Report that will be released in 2019. Ryan Wilkie with a collared elephant. Follow Ryan on Instagram for more of his photos from MEP! Ryan was previously based in Ambo… Continue reading.

MEP Trustee Receives OBE

Colin Church, a Mara Elephant Project Kenya Trustee, was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017 with the Order of the British Empire. It’s a civil award that was presented to him for his services to conservation, the environment and the community in Kenya. Though granted in 2017, Colin just recently ventured to Buckingham Palace to receive his medal from the Duke of Cambridge in a ceremony that took place on June 15, 2018. Colin is the former chairman of the Rhino Ark M… Continue reading.