Month: March 2021

Month: March 2021

MEP Women’s History Month Highlight: Aileen Nkoitoi

In March the world celebrates Women’s History Month, and Mara Elephant Project is proud of our diverse workplace. While we often, rightfully so, feature the work our rangers are doing on the ground to protect the Mara’s wildlife, communities and habitat; we wanted to spotlight another important member of our staff this Women’s History Month, Aileen Nkoitoi. Aileen is an administrator at MEP, a key asset to our support staff, which have all played a crucial role to the well-being of our … Continue reading.

Two New Female Collared Elephants Fitting for Women’s History Month

On March 14, while the UK was celebrating mothering Sunday, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Mara Elephant Project successfully collared two key female elephants in areas where more data collection and protection are needed. The first female, Clara, was part of a herd of over 50 elephants located along the Sand River, which runs between two key MEP and KWS operational areas, the Loita Hills and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Clara’s movement data provides MEP and KWS with the opportunity… Continue reading.

Indianapolis Zoological Society Continues Their MEP Support

Mara Elephant Project is pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with the Indianapolis Zoological Society. The Indy Zoo originally supported the protection and monitoring of Vasco, originally collared by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and MEP in the Mau Forest. Now, they’ve increased that support with a three-year $34,491 grant to MEP for the protection and monitoring of two “cropaholic” elephants in the Greater Mara Ecosystem. Human-elephant conflict (HEC) poses a signifi… Continue reading.