Stories from the Greater Mara

Stories from the Greater Mara

We provide you with the latest news about the Greater Mara Ecosystem.

  “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahtama Gandhi Kenya has made significant strides to ensure that perpetrators of wildlife crimes in the country are met with tough, harsh penalties as laid down in the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013 (WCMA). The legislation which came into force in January 2014 put the threshold of evidence admissible in a court of law high considering the marching penalties. The need to effectively prosecute cases of animals poaching, trophy trade and trafficking continues as offenders continue to engage
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Introducing our new CEO; Daniel Ole Sopia The Executive Board of the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA) has made a change to the leadership team at MMWCA Secretariat. Daniel Ole Sopia has been appointed CEO of MMWCA effective 1st October 2017. Daniel will be responsible for leading MMWCA to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the MMWCA team. Daniel has vast experience in conservation, establishment of conservancies and in-depth knowledge of community engagement especially in the Mara and tourism in Kenya. He has done a remarkable job with MMWCA’s formation, firstly as the
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A recent census has revealed a 72 per cent increase in the number of elephants within the Maasai Mara Conservancy and the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystems. According to an aerial count by the Kenya Wildlife Service, there were 2,493 elephants at the Maasai Mara ecosystem compared to 1,448 recorded in 2014. Releasing the results at the KWS Headquarters, Director General, Kitili Mbathi attributed the increase in the population to stiff penalties on poaching, increase of rangers and equipment. “Over the past three years we have seen a serious decline in the level of poaching of elephants and rhinos and this has come
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Delighted to have taken time today to be part of the Narok County Stakeholders Forum at the Narok Stadium. @kwskenya @Munira_Bashir @KWCAKenya @sopia_daniel @NarokCountyGov1 pic.twitter.com/0ar0…

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Delighted to have taken time today to be part of the Narok County Stakeholders Forum at the Narok Stadium. This forum was an important one as it sought to bring together all players across the county to streamline county development, linking partner activities with the Narok CIDP as well as National Policies and the Presidential BIG FOUR. Speaking at the forum, our CEO Daniel Sopia expressed our commitment in partnership with our partners to train over 2,000 youths, engage our tourism partners to employ 70% local workforce and work hand in hand with the Narok County Government to conserve the Greater Mara ecosystem. ... See MoreSee Less

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