Elephant Matters

MEP Q3 Supporter Report

Mara Elephant Project had many exciting opportunities in the third quarter of 2019. In the third quarter, three of MEP’s new collared elephants were supported by grants. First, was the large bull in the Mau Forest named Maximus supported by WildAid and second a large bull in the Mau Forest named Vasco supported by the Indianapolis Zoological Society. The Indianapolis Zoo wrote a wonderful blog about why it’s vital for them to partner with organizations like MEP, you can read it here. They… Continue reading.

MEP Q3 Research & Tracking Report

The MEP research department started the third quarter off with collaring a total of five elephants in July. The collars which were deployed will give us unique insight on elephant movements over a very large area from Southern Baringo, Mau, Nairobi, Mosiro and Loita.  While all of these collaring operations are critical to MEP fulfilling our mission, the one that might be the most interesting took place on July 30: a bull elephant located in the Thogoto Forest was successfully collared on th… Continue reading.

MEP Q3 CEO Report

Mara Elephant Project started the third quarter with a focus on elephant collaring operations. The “Mara Team” as Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has come to refer to us was very busy (pictured left: the “team” assembled in the Mau). This team was made up of some key members from KWS, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) and Mara Elephant Project and the glue for the team was the Karen Blixen Camp Trust (KBCT) helicopter. We collared a total of five elephants in July, four of which wer… Continue reading.