Elephant Matters

MEP Participates in Twende Porini

The full group of participants from Rekero Primary School along with the teachers and judging panel. Twende Porini or ‘Let’s Go Wild’ is Asilia Africa’s flagship yearly environmental and community program in the Mara where a group of children from local communities in the Mara area surrounding Asilia’s camps participate to win a big prize! Mara Elephant Project has partnered with them in 2019 at Rekero Primary School to select four children to be hosted for four days starting on Ma… Continue reading.

February 2019 Report

  In February, the Mara has seen an abnormal amount of rain for a normally very dry time of the year. The Mara is very green, and the wildlife is enjoying the unexpected extra rain. pictured left: collared elephant Ivy and her calf clearly enjoyed the rain.       We started the first week of February off with an arrest on the 7thof three suspects by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) near Nairobi with 12 kg of ivory all made possible by MEP intelligence. TANAPA also following M… Continue reading.

The First Year of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mau De-Snaring Unit

      The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mau De-Snaring Unit celebrates their one-year anniversary this quarter and Mara Elephant Project wanted to highlight the impact this permanent ranger unit has had in the critical habitat of the Mau Forest.       General Mau Forest Information/Background: The elephant carrying capacity of forests in Kenya is heavily threatened by anthropogenic pressures (i.e. land encroachment for settlement and forest degradation through grazin… Continue reading.