maasaimarascience

Maasai Mara Science
& Development Initiative


An international partnership with one goal

Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative is a partnership between University of Nairobi, Aarhus University (Denmark), Kenya Wildlife Trust, the Mararianta community and the Karen Blixen Camp Trust. 

We want to contribute to conserving the Maasai Mara ecosystem, its rich wildlife and culture through interdisciplinary research and development initiatives.

Since 2014 we have started more than 20 research projects, providing important data about the Greater Mara Ecosystem.

Check out our publications. Many of them are Open Access, free for all to read.

We are a member of the One Mara Research Hub

Our goal

We want to contribute to conserving the Maasai Mara ecosystem, its rich wildlife and culture through interdisciplinary research and development initiatives.



News

2021.06.17 | Research news

Letter of condolences

The members of the Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative (MMSDI) are deeply saddened by the news of the demise of Professor Richard Samson Odingo, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at University of Nairobi and President of our international research community. Professor Odingo played a vital and…

2021.06.13 | Research news

Master thesis result: The effect of shoats on wild herbivores in a semi-protected conservancy in Maasai Mara

The thesis made by Line Ochelka, Cand.scient., Department of Biology, Aarhus University (Denmark) recommends to regulate the numbers of shoats and to include them in the current rotational grazing plan to avoid overgrazing.

2021.06.13 | Research news

Master Thesis results: Wild Herbivore Responses to Cattle Grazing During Multi-Annual Rainfall Fluctuations in a Rotational Grazing Scheme in the Mara Region, Kenya

This thesis, by Helena Johansen, cand.scient., Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark, recommends maintaining a strong cohesive between fully-protected and semi-protected areas to maintain high wildlife populations and minimize competition between wildlife and cattle.

2021.06.03 | Research news

MARA RESEARCH TALKS

We now launches a number of virtual research sessions, where researchers present their projects and findings. The Talks are open to everybody and can be streamed on facebook or followed on Zoom.

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