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 …
Since April 2015 Mara Elephant Project has had the pleasure of tracking Lucy, an over 20-year-old female African elephant, with support from our partner USAID through their project PREPARED that helps with the collaring and monitoring of Lucy.
Lucy is one of MEP’s most interesting collared elephants to track because she and her herd of 40 plus elephants are living in an area that is changing rapidly, the Nyekweri Forest. This forest is being subdivided for timber and c…
The Mara is exceptionally green at the moment and we still expect more rain!
I wanted to share some great news; this year so far we have seen a decline in poaching overall!
In 2015 MEP along with our partner Kenya Wildlife Service arrested 73 poachers, facilitators and dealers. These arrests resulted in the recovery of 449 kg of ivory and led to a drop in poached elephants. In 2014 we lost 85 elephants and last year this declined to 46. There are still a few poachers at large this year and w…