Elephant Matters

Elephant Crisis Fund Supports MEP

  The Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF), an initiative launched by Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has a simple mission: save elephants, end the ivory crisis. They do this by supporting the best ideas to end the ivory crisis, those that deliver a rapid impact on the ground with 100% of every dollar they generate going directly to the frontline. The ECF and Mara Elephant Project (MEP) align in this mission and thank… Continue reading.

Meet MEP Original Collared Elephant Maddy

One of the key MEP approaches to fulfilling our mission is the collaring, monitoring and data collection on key elephant candidates in the Mara ecosystem. In 2011, MEP began with 10 elephants, focusing on candidates that provided interesting movement patterns, defined the extent of the ecosystem, were notorious crop raiders, represented a large herd, or were a security risk for communities. Maddy was one of those female elephants collared in December 2011 in the southern section of the Mara T… Continue reading.

MEP April 2019 Report

In April, Mara Elephant Project’s intelligence team got some solid leads out of northern Serengeti indicating that there is still a fair amount of elephant poaching going on for ivory. This continued threat to elephants shows that we need to continue to keep up the intelligence work across the border in partnership with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). MEP Monthly Report April 2019 In April, MEP collared elephant Ivy and her herd were crop raiding toward the end of in Kirindo… Continue reading.