On April 13, over 4,000 people participated in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, Lions and Other Endangered Species in Nairobi, Kenya. Mara Elephant Project not only participated; we were one of the key sponsors for the event. Myself along with MEP rangers Moses Lekekwar and John Sakaja, Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua, Finance Officer Stanley Misoka, Administrator Elvis Saayoi and Trustee Moses Kamau marched to represent MEP.
The MEP team ready to march on April 13.
The MIKE program, Monitoring of Illegally Killed Elephants, is a CITES program which strives to gather detailed data on elephant mortalities. Although the Mara ecosystem is not an official MIKE site it has been treated as one in terms of collecting, harmonizing and presenting data to the national government. Each quarter stakeholders collecting carcass data gather around the Mara to harmonize the data which means the data is reviewed together to ensure accuracy.
During the last harmonization …