Month: March 2021

Month: March 2021

Celebrating the Life of MEP Chairman Colin Church

  Colin Edward Church OBE       Mara Elephant Project is sad to announce the passing of conservation giant Colin Church on the 16th of March. Up until his death Colin was the chairman of MEP and a founding member of the organization. Colin was a pillar, mentor, and gentleman who did so much for so many. Colin’s passion for wildlife conservation came to the fore in the Aberdare National Park when he led the Rhino Ark with the enormous task of fencing and protecting the … Continue reading.

Ivory Busts Continue in 2021 in MEP’s February Report

In February, Mara Elephant Project’s intelligence led to the arrest of two total suspects in possession of 69.4 kg of ivory. On February 7, MEP’s intelligence team and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) made an arrest on the Kenya/Tanzania border and seized 42.2 kg of ivory. During the arrest, one of our officers was minorly injured when the suspect tried to unsuccessfully escape. Then, just a week later on February 16, on the border again, MEP’s intelligence team alongside KWS arrested one s… Continue reading.

My Visits to MEP By Trustee Kevin Rodrigues

Mara Elephant Project Trustee Kevin Rodrigues joined the MEP board in May 2019 and experienced his first visit to our campus in September 2020. He’s since visited three times to better understand our operations, get to know the core staff and our rangers that he is supporting with his efforts in Nairobi. Kevin’s day job is an Investment Director at LGT Lightstone, managing impact investment activities of the direct investing arm of the Princely House of Liechtenstein and backed by LGT, th… Continue reading.