Elephant Matters

Ban on Ivory Picture

U.S. Ban on Ivory Sales

  “The United States of America has taken a stance on the banning of ivory sold domestically. This is a refreshing statement after a long battle to keep elephants alive in the wild. It is our hope that the ban of previously legal ivory will decrease the demand Americans have for ivory. If we could all change the mindset of humans in our generation to not think of ivory as a commodity the next generation will have the pleasure of seeing elephants in the wild as we do.” Marc G… Continue reading.
MEP Exhibition Project

Student Raises Awareness & Money for MEP

Community engagement and education is a vital part of Mara Elephant Project’s approach to mitigating poaching and human-elephant conflict. We love to be involved in educating the future in not only the Mara region of Africa, but also the United States. We want every child to know at an early age the costs of losing such a keystone species to our world in hopes that they will spread the word and help us save the African elephants. Allisonville Elementary School in Indianapolis, IN is an Inte… Continue reading.
Ranger Training

MEP & Pardamat Conservancy Asset Training

Since 2013 Mara Elephant Project has been supporting the conservation movement in the Aitong Hills, Kenya by being a founding partner of the Pardamat Conservancy. In 2014 MEP gifted the conservancy $20,000 though the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association, who were instrumental in registering the conservancy and continue to work with them on a daily basis. World Wildlife Fund supported a total of 21 rangers, 16 from Pardamat and five from Olkenyi, to attend the 3-month basic training … Continue reading.