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 & research and human-elephant conflict mitigation.

In that last seven years (2011-2018), MEP has increased our presence on the groundreduced poachingexpanded our partnership network, effectively used innovative techniques and technologies to mitigate conflict, increased our community activism and engagement and expanded our elephant research program. MEP’s goals include focusing on the protection of elephants and the conservation of the Mara ecosystem by increasing our research efforts all while investing in the education of local communities who live alongside wildlife and the future generation of Kenyans who will inherit this complicated mission.