Poaching Reduction

SINCE 2012 MEP has:
  • Reduced the Percentage of Illegally Killed Elephants (PIKE) from 95% in northern Mara to 49%, that’s a decrease of 46%
  • Arrested 346 ivory dealers, middlemen and poachers
  • Recovered 978 kilograms or 2,156 pounds of ivory
  • Decreased elephant mortalities 25% and increased the number of convicted poachers through improved evidence and case management


Our increased boots on the ground not only enables us to arrest poachers, but also respond to other wildlife crimes. We are able to remove snares, confiscate illegal weapons, wildlife meat and illegally traded items such as leopard skins and lion canines. Being able to get all of these items off of the black market helps us to protect the elephants more completely.