Elephant Matters

Month: May 2019

MEP April 2019 Report

In April, Mara Elephant Project’s intelligence team got some solid leads out of northern Serengeti indicating that there is still a fair amount of elephant poaching going on for ivory. This continued threat to elephants shows that we need to continue to keep up the intelligence work across the border in partnership with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). MEP Monthly Report April 2019 In April, MEP collared elephant Ivy and her herd were crop raiding toward the end of in Kirindo… Continue reading.

Collared Elephant Caroline’s Mountaineering

Mara Elephant Project collared elephant Caroline is one of MEP’s longest continually tracked elephants in the Mara ecosystem. Originally collared in December 2011, Caroline has since been re-collared twice, February 2015 and May 2018, which has established a long-term record of her movements. Caroline photographed with her family herd. For the last few weeks, Caroline has been residing in an area with many human settlements. In response, MEP has setup a geo-fence, a virtual barrier that al… Continue reading.

MEP Attends Willie Roberts Celebration of Life in the Mara

On January 26, 2018, Kenya lost one of its greatest ambassadors for wildlife conservation, Mr. Willie Roberts (pictured left). The Roberts family hosted a celebration of life at their property Sirikoi located on LEWA Conservancy; however, the family decided it was equally as important to host one in the Mara where Willie started his conservation work. Willie was born and raised in Kenya where his parents David and Betty lived most of their lives on the shores of Lake Baringo. David pioneered … Continue reading.