Elephant Matters

Safaris Unlimited Supports MEP

Safaris Unlimited has been pioneering unique safari experiences in East Africa since 1971. Founded by Tony Church and now run by his son, Gordie, Safaris Unlimited specializes in giving tourists a one-of-a-kind adventure and close encounters with wildlife. That’s why, starting in 2019, they’ve chosen to support Mara Elephant Project by giving their clients the option of a truly unique conservation experience: visiting our operational headquarters, interacting with MEP rangers and learning… Continue reading.

MEP June 2019 Report

Mara Elephant Project’s intelligence unit had a very productive June with the arrest of three suspects by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) and the seizure of 56.60 kg of ivory in Migori County. This along with another arrest of one suspect and seizure of 3 kg of ivory was all due to the MEP intelligence unit. Though MEP’s anti-poaching focus is to stop poaching before it happens, successfully arresting suspects and seizing ivory is key to increas… Continue reading.

MEP Re-Collars Bull Fred

Since 2011, Mara Elephant Project (MEP) has collared 48 flagship elephants across the Mara ecosystem. Collaring, monitoring and collecting data on elephants are key components to ensuring we meet our mission objectives.We maintain a collaring schedule that outlines for our organization a timeline for collaring in any given year. Currently, MEP has 16 collared elephants that we monitor in real-time daily.MEP has been using the real-time location data provided by the collars to monitor the move… Continue reading.