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Mara Elephant
Project

Life is safe for elephants in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, but when they wander off to other areas, they will face the grave danger of poaching and conflicts with local villagers. The Greater Maasai Mara Program aims to provide protection in an area of 4,000 square kilometers outside the conservancy. Up till now this program has developed and successfully manages two rapid response units and six anti-poaching patrol units consisting of 31 rangers that monitor both poaching and human-elephant conflict hotspots and react to intelligence reports. In the meantime, Paradise works to design and tailor Mara eco-tourism products to local needs, explore the Chinese market and to establish a mechanism that channels profits from tourism back to conservation.

Progress:

In August 2018, the Paradise international Foundation signed a cooperation agreement with the local African conservation organization Mara Elephant Project to jointly carry out the Greater Maasai Mara Program.
In November 2018,a non-profit game “Wild Partners” was launched on the Taobao mobile app to allow players to “adopt” African elephants and see their status anytime, anywhere, online.