Associations

The mara elephant project. Protecting elephants to conserve the greater mara ecosystem

The Mara Elephant Project association protects elephants in the Greater Mara ecosystem as a key species for conservation.

They also manage the human-elephant conflict by limiting and monitoring the movements of elephants, deploying anti-poaching patrols and rapid response units.

The association uses innovative techniques and technologies to eliminate poaching in collaboration with partners, landowners and the government.

The association works alongside local communities and other key stakeholders to advance in the preservation of all of the wildlife and the habitat on which it depends.

Griet Van Malderen actively supports and finances the Mara Elephant Project association.

Uganda
Wildlife
Authority

The UWA is addressing conservation issues such as poaching, encroachment and illegal grazing through strategies such as placing patrols in all protected areas and arresting people who invade park lands without authorization from the Authority.

The UWA has also worked with communities around protected areas to address other challenges between wildlife and humans around those areas, such as problem animals and human-wildlife conflict among others. Wildlife benefit-sharing programs are intended to contribute to the government’s goal of eliminating poverty and improving the livelihoods of communities.

The UWA has also worked with communities around protected areas to address other challenges between wildlife and humans around those areas, such as problem animals and human-wildlife conflict among others. Wildlife benefit-sharing programs are intended to contribute to the government’s goal of eliminating poverty and improving the livelihoods of communities.