Month: November 2019

Month: November 2019

MEP Q3 Ranger Report

Mara Elephant Project rangers were busy during the third quarter responding to human-elephant conflict, arresting poachers, seizing ivory and shutting down other illegal activities. Pictured left: a MEP ranger on patrol looking down the Mara River. The MEP intelligence team continues to have success with arrests of suspects and ivory recovered. During the third quarter, the MEP intelligence unit along with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) arrested two suspects in possession of 17 kg of ivory. MEP… Continue reading.

MEP September Report

In September, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mau De-Snaring Unit rangers along with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) arrested a bushmeat poacher and confiscated 11 poison arrows in the Mau Forest. They also destroyed six kilns, four sacks of charcoal, one pit saw and removed 61 snares. MEP rangers also confiscated 6,410 cedar posts in Loita and 10 podo posts. In total, the Transmara team destroyed 36 kilns in the Nyakweri Forest and 16 kilns elsewhere along with three sacks of charcoal. Snares re… Continue reading.