Elephant Matters

Human-Elephant Conflict Has a Season

Human-elephant conflict is on the rise as the space in the Mara diminishes. As the human population grows the rangeland demand for livestock and farming has increased which is pushing wild animals like elephants into smaller areas. This is resulting in the subdivision of land across much of the Mara landscape. The fragmentation of the ecosystem is blocking key elephant migration routes (corridors) and is rapidly accelerating human-elephant conflict (HEC), which is why HEC has become one of th… Continue reading.

Mara Elephant Project October Report

The MEP intelligence unit has been hard at work during the month of October contributing to gathering intelligence that has led to arrests and the closure of illegal logging operations. MEP Monthly Report October 2017 MEP’s intelligence unit had notable success when they led a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger unit to arrest two suspects with 40 kg of ivory in Meru, which was the second arrest in three months outside of Narok County. We’ve also continued our aerial monitoring of the Mau… Continue reading.

MEP is First Responder to HEC Injured Child

Mara Elephant Project’s mission is to protect elephants to conserve the greater Mara ecosystem and while we’re committed to protecting elephants, one key component to be successful with this mission is to also protect the people that live alongside the elephants. The Mara’s space is diminishing with the growth in population and therefore farm and grazing area. This means that every year more people in the Mara are coming into contact with elephants and it’s not only costing elephant&#… Continue reading.