Mara Elephant Project, Greater Mara

The Mara Elephant Project saves and protects the African elephant population in the Mara by combatting poaching operations, collaring, monitoring and researching elephants, and protecting farmers and elephants across their large dispersal area.

A mixture of land-use changes resulting from human population growth, deforestation and poaching for elephants’ highly valuable ivory is causing populations to dwindle. Humans are encroaching upon historic elephant rangelands, and human-elephant conflict is on the rise. That, paired with the demand for ivory, means the illegal killing of elephants is at its highest level since the international ivory trade ban.

Your donations will ultimately help to protect and support the cheetah population of the Greater Mara Area.

  • $25 – Provides 12 pairs of water-resistant socks for rangers.
  • $50 – Provides food rations for a ranger in the field for one month.
  • $100 – Provides a pair of SWAT boots for a ranger to wear in the field.
  • $400 – Mobilizes the helicopter for one hour.
  • $500 – Provides seedlings to a school in need of a sustainable woodlot to use for fuel to cook meals or shade during hot days.
  • $1,000 – Pays for three months of a ranger’s salary and benefits.
  • $1,500 – Equips a ranger with all field essentials for two years.
  • $2,000 – Fuels and maintains a ranger patrol vehicle for one month.
  • $3,000 – Covers the cost of monthly intelligence operations critical to the arrest of poachers, middlemen and ivory dealers.
  • $6,000 – Supports essential, ongoing tactical and medical training for 10 rangers.
  • $7,200 – Provides the monitoring of a collared elephant and collection of essential data for one year.
  • $26,000 – Covers the lifespan of the collaring, monitoring and data collection for one elephant.
  • $64,000 – Provides a new vehicle retrofitted for a rapid response unit.

Partner Camps:

Our Philosophy

Asilia operates in some of the most spectacular wild places in Africa.  Yet they are fragile, under immense pressure, where the needs of both people and wildlife are often juxtaposed.

Empowering both people and places is essential if the habitats, upon which we all depend, are to survive.

We’ve selected a number of reputable and effective local partners as the drivers of these interventions.   These partners tackle the issues of education, community upliftment and wildlife conservation in meaningful ways, getting to the source of the problems rather than treating the symptoms.

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