Elephant Matters

Collared Elephant Caroline’s Mountaineering

Mara Elephant Project collared elephant Caroline is one of MEP’s longest continually tracked elephants in the Mara ecosystem. Originally collared in December 2011, Caroline has since been re-collared twice, February 2015 and May 2018, which has established a long-term record of her movements. Caroline photographed with her family herd. For the last few weeks, Caroline has been residing in an area with many human settlements. In response, MEP has setup a geo-fence, a virtual barrier that al… Continue reading.

MEP Attends Willie Roberts Celebration of Life in the Mara

On January 26, 2018, Kenya lost one of its greatest ambassadors for wildlife conservation, Mr. Willie Roberts (pictured left). The Roberts family hosted a celebration of life at their property Sirikoi located on LEWA Conservancy; however, the family decided it was equally as important to host one in the Mara where Willie started his conservation work. Willie was born and raised in Kenya where his parents David and Betty lived most of their lives on the shores of Lake Baringo. David pioneered … Continue reading.

MEP Q1 Supporter Update

In January, MEP CEO Marc Goss was featured in his alma mater Evergreen State University’s newsletter and we were pleased to celebrate World Wildlife Day on March 3 by publishing a blog about the Mau Forest to tie into the 2019 theme of protecting life below water. While protecting elephants in the Maasai Mara in Kenya seems like a world away from protecting life below water for both people and planet, MEP actually does a lot of work that ties directly into that. The Mau Forest is a forest c… Continue reading.