Elephant Matters

MEP July Report

The biggest story in July is that Mara Elephant Project along with our partners at Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) vet units successfully collared five new elephants in the Mara ecosystem. Collaring, monitoring and collecting data on elephants are key components to ensuring we meet our mission objectives. MEP has been using the real-time location data provided by the collars to monitor the movements of 400-600 elephants (estimated by spot counts during patr… Continue reading.

SWT Mau-De Snaring Unit Continues Their Impact on #WorldRangerDay

The Mau Forest complex forms the largest canopy forest ecosystem in Kenya and is the single most important water catchment in the Rift Valley and Western Kenya. The elephant carrying capacity of forests in Kenya is heavily threatened by anthropogenic pressures like land encroachment for settlements and forest degradation through grazing, fires, illegal logging for timber, charcoal and firewood, and wildlife poaching. It’s with this in mind, Mara Elephant Project and the Sheldrick Wildlife … Continue reading.

MEP Q2 Supporter Update

Mara Elephant Project kicked off the second quarter by participating in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, Lions and Other Endangered Species in Nairobi, Kenya. MEP not only participated; we were one of the key sponsors for the event. MEP CEO Marc Goss along with MEP rangers Moses Lekekwar and John Sakaja, Tracking Manager Wilson Sairowua, Finance Officer Stanley Misoka and Trustee Moses Kamau marched to represent MEP (pictured left). Locally, the march aimed to create awareness about th… Continue reading.