Month: February 2021

Month: February 2021

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mau De-Snaring Unit 2020 Impact

Mara Elephant Project’s ability to deploy two ranger units protecting the precious Mau Forest in the Maasai Mara in 2020 increased protection in the forest for wildlife by deterring poaching and habitat destruction. Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) funds these two boots on the ground units and their impact, especially in 2020, cannot be overstated. In a year where MEP saw the highest numbers ever in bushmeat poaching and illegal logging and charcoaling, these 16 Maasai men and women that make… Continue reading.

Kick Off A Decade of MEP in January Report

As we enter into Mara Elephant Project’s 10th year of operation, we are equipped to handle the increase in habitat destruction activities and bushmeat poaching we’re seeing in the Greater Mara Ecosystem, and January was no exception. Flooding was prevalent around the Mara in January. MEP’s intelligence unit started 2021 off with two ivory busts. Starting on January 5, MEP’s intelligence unit alongside Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) arrested two suspects in possession of 30 kg of ivory.… Continue reading.

Taronga Conservation Society Australia Supports MEP

In December 2019, the Taronga Conservation Society Australia granted Mara Elephant Project Trust 8,430.26 AUD ($5,656.70 USD) to cover the deployment costs of five elephant collars in the Mara in 2020, as part of the Taronga Field Conservation Program. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and MEP successfully deployed all five elephant collars in 2020 despite additional challenges presented by COVID-19. The four newly collared elephants and one re-collared elephant are all crucial candidates for KWS … Continue reading.