Elephants are a keystone species to the Greater Mara Ecosystem and when poaching emerged as the number one threat in 2012, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and MEP took action to successfully combat this global threat.
The Crisis Over A Decade
96 elephants were poached in the GME
Reporting indicates the human population in the Mara is growing more than 3X the global rate
MEP recorded the highest level of bushmeat poaching and habitat destruction in a decade
Today, the drastic expansion of the human footprint in the region is causing devastating loss of habitat, and a rise in human-elephant conflict, which means KWS and MEP must expand its mission and goals to save the Mara’s wildlife and wild spaces.