Elephant Matters

Month: January 2019

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.

MEP Q4 CEO Report

Mara Elephant Project ended the fourth quarter of 2018 with many exciting fundraising announcements, a big ivory bust and MEP rangers, along with government partners Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government (NCG), continue to have success in the field. I visited with a major MEP supporter, Karsten Ree, in Denmark the first week of October and was pleased that Karsten will help MEP navigate trading in our current R44 Robinson Helicopter for a new one in 2019. His continued supp… Continue reading.

December Report: Large Ivory Bust

Mara Elephant Project and our government partners, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government (NCG), ended 2018 with the largest single ivory seizure of the year. On December 23, MEP rangers along with our government partners arrested two poachers and seized 69 kg of ivory (pictured below). MEP intelligence got a lead that these two large tusks were going to be transported to market. They alerted the Naroosura ranger unit who intercepted them after leaving Loita on their way to… Continue reading.