Elephant Matters

Elephanatics Pub Night Raises $8.3K for MEP

Elephanatics is an elephant advocacy organization residing in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with the mission to help the long-term survival of the African and Asian elephants by raising awareness and money for organizations like Mara Elephant Project. On October 4, they hosted the Elephants Like to Have Fun Too Pub Night at Library Public Square House in Vancouver and raised $8,380.95 for MEP in one night! Dr. Jake Wall who will join MEP in 2019 as the director of research and conservation is t… Continue reading.

Bongo Surveillance Project

Though Mara Elephant Project focuses on protecting elephants as a keystone species in order to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem, as an extension, MEP also protects other endangered species living alongside elephants. The mountain bongo antelope residing in the Mau Forest (pictured left) is one of those critically endangered species that benefits from MEP’s permanent ranger presence in the forest thanks to support from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It is estimated that there are few… Continue reading.

MEP October Report – Urgency in Loita

In October, a traditionally low human-elephant conflict season, MEP was able to channel our rapid response unit’s time into the Loita Hills area of the greater Mara ecosystem. On October 15, the rapid response team found a dead elephant with tusks hacked out in the Naasoroa-Engata Entirit area north of the Loita Hills forest (pictured left). We received intelligence from informants in the area and decided to go and have a look for ourselves to investigate. After a number of ground patrols, … Continue reading.