To better understand and address the illegal killing of elephants, where the elephant rangeland extends beyond protected areas, MEP has developed an integrated program consisting of three elements: anti-poaching patrols & rapid response units, elephant collaring, monitoring and research and human-elephant conflict mitigation.

To date, the program has operated in two of the number of identified hotspot areas and has achieved much progress.

In its first five years (2012-2016), MEP has increased our boots on the ground, reduced poaching, expanded our partnership network, effectively used innovative techniques and technologies, increased our community activism and engagement and expanded our elephant research database.