Elephant Matters

Month: October 2018

MEP Q3 Communications & Fundraising Report

There were many wonderful instances in the third quarter that helped raise MEP’s profile and brought in funding. In July, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) has officially introduced the Mau Team to their supporters on their highly visited website DSWT Mau De-Snaring Team. We are beyond thrilled to be included on any communications that the DSWT sends out to its informed and passionate supporter base. In August, MEP HQ hosted both Reuters and the BBC to film C.E.O. Marc Goss along wi… Continue reading.

MEP Q3 Ranger Report

Mara Elephant Project rangers started the third quarter off in a high human-elephant conflict (HEC) season. In July alone, MEP rangers responded to 25 HEC incidents but recorded no elephant deaths as a result. We started moving out of the high HEC season in August, which results in MEP rangers responding to 13 incidents but only one elephant death in Olkinyei Conservancy as a result. As a result of this elephant death, we deployed the intelligence unit to investigate the increase in spearing … Continue reading.

MEP C.E.O. Q3 Report

We started the third quarter off with a successful collaring in the Mau Forest. We collared a female elephant, Bettye, in the southwest portion of the forest who resides with a herd of five. This was a significant collaring because we now have one elephant on either side of the Mau Forest bottleneck, which will help us study if elephants travel between the eastern and western portions of the forest. This critically important habitat, the Mau Forest being the watershed for the Mara River, need… Continue reading.