Elephant Matters

Month: March 2019

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.

February 2019 Report

  In February, the Mara has seen an abnormal amount of rain for a normally very dry time of the year. The Mara is very green, and the wildlife is enjoying the unexpected extra rain. pictured left: collared elephant Ivy and her calf clearly enjoyed the rain.       We started the first week of February off with an arrest on the 7thof three suspects by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) near Nairobi with 12 kg of ivory all made possible by MEP intelligence. TANAPA also following M… Continue reading.