Elephant Matters

Month: January 2019

MEP Protects The Mara’s Elephants: Our Statement

Today, someone posted on their social media feed a video falsely claiming to show Mara Elephant Project using the helicopter to separate a baby elephant from its mother. The video in question was actually taken by a ranger at the scene of an incident on July 4, 2018 where the Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter was used to transport a baby elephant rescued from the Mara to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphanage in Nairobi. The baby needed immediate transport because it was very… Continue reading.

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.

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.