Elephant Matters

#GivingTuesday: The Maa Trust, Elephanatics & Expert Drones

On Tuesday, November 28, otherwise known as #GivingTuesday, the world takes a collective breath before the holidays and seeks out those organizations deserving of their charitable giving during the holidays. In a season that’s increasingly become very “me” oriented, people reach outside of themselves and see the real impact their dollars can make in this world. To celebrate #GivingTuesday in Kenya, Canada and the U.S.A. Mara Elephant Project is highlighting three organizations that have… Continue reading.

IN THE NEWS: Full Coverage of the Ban on Elephant Trophies

It’s been a crazy few days with news coming out of Washington on Wednesday that according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services elephants legally hunted in Zambia or Zimbabwe between 2016-2018 can now be imported into the United States. Then, on Friday, it was announced this decision would be put on hold. Mara Elephant Project released the following statement regarding THe LIFTED BAN:  Mara Elephant Project’s mission is to protect elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. Ev… Continue reading.

MEP Collars New Elephant In Response to HEC

Mara Elephant Project strives to immediately respond to human-elephant conflict (HEC) in multiple capacities. One, we respond to mitigate HEC using our rapid response ranger units with vehicles using flashbangs. Two, we use our Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter to rapidly push elephants out of farmland to keep both them and the people safe. Finally, we collar elephant candidates that will gather useful spatial data meaning elephants in border areas, areas of conflict or areas outsi… Continue reading.