Elephant Matters

Month: December 2018

MEP Rangers Working Hard & Need Your Support

Mara Elephant Project employs 38 rangers, including the C.E.O., in our patrol units who work tirelessly to protect elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem, one of Kenya’s most important ecosystems. MEP’s rangers are at the forefront of our anti-poaching operations and human-elephant conflict mitigation efforts through boots on the ground initiatives, living out in the field in mobile bases to protect key hotspot areas. MEP rangers alongside MEP patrol vehicles.  MEP staff respo… Continue reading.

Photography Competition Announces Winner/Supports MEP

On December 6 in Nairobi, the Angama Foundation hosted all of the beneficiaries of the Greatest Maasai Mara photography competition and announced the winner of the 2018 contest. Congratulations to Anup Shahand their winning photograph ‘Escort.’ (below) Anup Shahand receiving his winnings.   The winner of the 10-month competition received $10,000 and a 5-night safari at the Angama Mara. The winner’s guide, Sammy Ngotho from Wild Eye Mara Camp, won a brand-new Suzuki Maruti Gypsy (p… Continue reading.

One Million Seed Balls Distributed By Wilson Sairowua

    An ambitious planting initiative was proposed by Mara Elephant Project partner, Seedballs Kenya, to distribute over one million seed balls in the Mara in one day! The proposal was generously funded by Diamond Trust Bank and MEP was asked to join as one of the key stakeholders of wildlife conservation in the greater Mara ecosystem and beyond.         https://vimeo.com/304437132 The goal of seed ball distribution in Kenya is to improve biodiversity and work ag… Continue reading.