Elephant Matters

MEP Q2 Ranger Update

  In the second quarter of 2019, MEP patrol rangers have been busy mitigating human-elephant conflict and intelligence rangers have had many notable arrests and ivory seizures along with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). Pictured left: a flashbang being used by a MEP ranger to move elephants out of crops.   One suspect arrested on April 10 in possession of 13 kg of ivory.   In total, in the second quarter, MEP ranger units remove… Continue reading.

MEP Q2 CEO Update

The last three months have been busy for the entire Mara Elephant Project team. To begin with ranger activities, the MEP intelligence team continues to truly be one of MEP’s brightest jewels. Their intelligence was responsible for eight notable ivory arrests by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) in the second quarter of 2019 and the seizure of 120.6 kg of ivory (21 kg in April, 40 kg in May and 59.60 kg in June). This continued threat to elephan… Continue reading.

5Y-MEP is Flying

It’s with great pleasure Mara Elephant Project would like to announce that our organization is once again operating the only helicopter dedicated to wildlife in the Mara thanks to the support of Karen Blixen Camp Trust (KBCT). The KBCT helicopter not only has an updated look but also an updated tail number 5Y-MEP to directly reflect our organization. The 5Y-MEP Robinson R44 helicopter photographed at MEP HQ. As an essential part of the human-elephant conflict toolkit, the KBCT helicopter … Continue reading.