Elephant Matters

Month: January 2019

Protected: MEP Welcomes Dr. Jake Wall

Mara Elephant Project is pleased to welcome Dr. Jake Wall in his new role as director of research and conservation. MEP is increasingly a data-driven organization and with this in mind a significant investment of time and resources will be focused on developing its applied research agenda aimed at enhancing the protection of elephants and the habitat upon which they and other wildlife depend. Dr. Wall using a VHF tracker to detect the location of a collared elephant while out in the field.  … Continue reading.

Protected: MEP Q4 Communications & Fundraising Report

Mara Elephant Project ended 2018 with a big fundraising push and received confirmation of support from organizations we had submitted grants to earlier in the year. We received the first annual instalment of a core support grant from the Oak Foundation to support the core activities of MEP and the full funding from the Bently Foundation for our grant request to support ranger training and purchase of essential field equipment. We also received a donation from advocacy group Elephanatics from … Continue reading.

Protected: MEP Q4 Ranger Report

The fourth quarter of 2018 was very productive for MEP rangers and our government partners the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government (NCG). On December 23, MEP rangers along with our government partners arrested two poachers and seized 69 kg of ivory. Through our intelligence network, we got a lead that these two large tusks were going to be transported to market. The Naroosura ranger unit intercepted the poachers after leaving Loita on their way to Naroosura where the arre… Continue reading.