Month: April 2019

Month: April 2019

CEO Q1 Update

Mara Elephant Project kicked off 2019 with two notable illegal firearms recoveries and one arrest. MEP intelligence led to the recovery of both firearms at different ends of the Serengeti border area between Kenya and Tanzania. On January 19, 150 rounds of ammunition were recovered then the next day an AK47 and one suspect was arrested by the Tanzania National Parks Authority in the eastern extent of the ecosystem in the Loliondo area (pictured left). The second firearm was recovered two days… Continue reading.

Support MEP’s Ranger School Fees Program

Mara Elephant Project deploys a total of 57 rangers in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in 2018 supported a permanent ranger unit in the Mau Forest, adding six new rangers to bring our formidable team to 57 total, a far cry from the eight rangers we started with in 2011. In addition, MEP employs three intelligence officers who have been at the center of many arrests and seizures. Since 2011, MEP and the Kenya Wildlife Service have arrested 354 total po… Continue reading.

MEP March 2019 Report

  The headline for the month of March was most definitely the fire in the Mau Forest. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) Mau De-Snaring Unit was first on the scene and first to report the fire and the MEP rapid response unit was sent in with over 50 fire beaters to combat the eight fires that were burning at one point in the middle of March. Kenya Forest Service (KFS) were critical in helping MEP contain everything at first and mother nature was luckily on our side with some rain coming… Continue reading.