Q1 2023 Supporter Report

In January, Mara Elephant Project was thrilled to host both ambassadors, Princess Marie of Liechtenstein and Jeffrey Wu. MEP also partnered with the Elephant Queen outreach team to bring the movie and play to audiences in the Mara in February. MEP Assistant Senior Warden Jackson Maitai participated in the discussion with both adults and children alike.

A special thanks to Holly Budge who founded World Female Ranger Week for featuring MEP in a special article featuring the amazing work of female rangers in Kenya Airways in-flight magazine. Thank you to Dibblex Lesalon from Boots on the Ground Podcast for featuring Conservation Officer Wilson Sairowua and the head of the co-existence farm Abigael Pertet in two episodes. You can listen here.

Tutima, a German watch brand known for high-end durable watches perfect for adventure is supporting MEP and featuring CEO Marc Goss in their ad campaigns shot by Jeffrey Wu. The GLOBE Foundation supported the launch of an internship program for Kenyan students pursuing a degree at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Thank you to Explorers Against Extinction and all of their supporters for raising money to support the Co-Existence Farm. Thank you to Kapoeta by Ambica for her support, she’s raising money for MEP through her jewelry sales. Additional thanks to long-time supporters Foreningen Forsvara Elefanterna and the Indianapolis Zoological Society who continued their commitment in the first quarter.

Finally, thank you to the almost 60 photographers who supported MEP in the first quarter with their entries in the Greatest Maasai Mara photo competition.

An entry from Julie Grohs.