On November 28, in Nairobi, the Angama Foundation hosted all of the beneficiaries of the Greatest Maasai Mara photography competition. MEP Director of Research and Conservation Jake Wall attended to receive a $20,300 check on behalf of Mara Elephant Project from the Angama Foundation. Overall, in 2019, MEP had 138 entries, the most of any organization.
Jake Wall accepting the check on behalf of Mara Elephant Project at the event in Nairobi.
There were 10 photographs competing for top prize including one from February shot by Gurcharan Roopra in support of Mara Elephant Project.
Photographer Gurcharan Roopra standing next to his February finalist that benefitted MEP.
Congratulations to Lee-Anne Robertson and her winning photograph “Juxtaposition” for winning and the winner’s guide, Joseph Njapit. Overall, the Angama Foundation gave out $83,000 to the participating conservation organizations all generated from 1,000 photo contest entries. Congratulations from MEP to everyone involved! Most importantly, thank you to all of the talented photographers who entered to support the Mara Elephant Project.
The winning shot by Lee-Anne Robertson.
The Angama Foundation’s support above was in addition to their grant to Mara Elephant Project in 2019 for the protection of an elephant in the Nyakweri Forest for three years. That elephant, Fitz, was collared in August.
Now, we are beyond thrilled to announce that the Angama Foundation has gone above and beyond this yearly support and agreed to a grant of $30,000 per year for three years to Mara Elephant Project. Long-term funding like this makes a big difference to our organization and the work we do in the Mara. It means we can build capacity all while continuing to invest in our core operations. It also is a reflection of Angama’s values as an organization to give back to the places they call home. We are beyond humbled by this support.