Elephant Matters

Month: July 2018

MEP Q2 Ranger Report

The Mara Elephant Project rangers along with our government partners, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government, have had a very successful second quarter in 2018. The MEP intelligence unit has had many notable successes starting in April, when they recovered 25 kg of ivory and arrested two suspects near the town of Migori in Kenya. As we’ve been seeing more recently, the ivory came from Tanzania. This indicates the need for cooperation between Mara Elephant Project’s intel… Continue reading.

Singita Collared Elephant Visits The Mara

The Singita Grumeti Fund has a very similar mission to Mara Elephant Project, with a focus on the Serengeti in Tanzania. It is essential when collecting data on elephant rangelands within the Mara ecosystem that we connect both the Mara and Serengeti rangelands to get a more complete picture cross boundary use of the ecosystem. MEP’s involvement with our partners, like Singita, is extremely important to protecting the Mara ecosystem. The Maasai Mara ecosystem is an extension of the vast Ser… Continue reading.

Fraudulent Elephant Organization Busted

Mara Elephant Project noticed that an “organization” named Safeguard Elephants was using MEP photos and wording on their social media channels to raise funds to protect elephants. After doing some simple investigative work online, it became very evident that the website Safeguard Elephants had set up, had an operational “donate” page, and not much else.   A recent Instagram post where they feature a MEP elephant collaring operation while soliciting donations for their organizati… Continue reading.