Elephant Matters

Month: March 2019

Fire Fighting in the Mau Forest By Marc Goss

MEP continues to increase our area of operation in the Mara ecosystem and in 2018 specifically our efforts were focused on protecting the Mau Forest. We found a partner, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) who agreed that this water tower for the Mara River needed protection. So, SWT and MEP established a permanent ranger unit in the Mau Forest to protect elephants and other wildlife and the habitat upon which they depend. In order to achieve this in the Mau Forest, SWT supports two teams cons… Continue reading.

Re-Collaring Lempiris

On February 18, MEP collared elephant Lempiris’ collar stopped reporting. Mara Elephant Project and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers nearby his location were sent with a VHF tracker to try and locate his collar the old-fashioned way. When they found him in good health it was determined that the collar had stopped working due to a hardware failure. Though the collar needed to be exchanged for a newer model, we were relieved to see that Lempiris was in good health. An ID photo of collare… Continue reading.

MEP Participates in Twende Porini

The full group of participants from Rekero Primary School along with the teachers and judging panel. Twende Porini or ‘Let’s Go Wild’ is Asilia Africa’s flagship yearly environmental and community program in the Mara where a group of children from local communities in the Mara area surrounding Asilia’s camps participate to win a big prize! Mara Elephant Project has partnered with them in 2019 at Rekero Primary School to select four children to be hosted for four days starting on Ma… Continue reading.