PROTECTING ELEPHANTS TO CONSERVE THE GREATER MARA ECOSYSTEM

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Mara Elephant Project’s goal is to protect all the wildlife across the rangeland from poaching and conflict with a focus on elephants. While protecting elephants from people, we will also protect people from elephants, and scientifically identify key habitats, which are crucial to protect in the long term. We aim to secure a viable and sustainable population of elephants existing in the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem that will serve as a keystone species which ensures the long-term socioeconomic future of the region and promotes tourism revenues for the nation.


MEP’s Short-Term Goals:

  • PIKE under 20% by 2020, 10% by 2025
  • Elephants are protected in the remaining unprotected areas of the Mara ecosystem and Western Serengeti as a result of replicating the MEP method with local partners
  • Migration corridors and dispersal areas secured, leased as conservancies and formal conservation areas
  • Effective National Elephant Action Plan and County Elephant Strategy in place and implementation underway
  • Improved protection of elephant habitat through increased community engagement and support