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

2021.05.17 | Research news

The highly leukotoxic JP2 genotype of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans has been detected in Maasai Mara, Kenya.

In the recent paper by Haubek and coworkers (2021), published in the MDPI journal, Pathogens, it was reported that among 284 Kenyan adolescents from Narok County, Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara, who were clinically examined and microbiologically sampled for a well-known and geographically widespread occurring highly leukotoxic variant of…

2021.02.01 | Research news

A Tale from Mara North Conservancy Amidst Livestock, Animals and Corona

Covid-19 has turned everything upside down for the past year, and this is likewise true for the Mara. Tourism has suffered greatly and that was remarkably evident when out in Mara North Conservancy. The savanna, normally bustling with multiple safari cars from various camps, were now practically empty. This offered a unique wildlife experience, as…

The MNC Dog Project/VetAid vaccination team provided further assistance by carrying, using and distributing masks and demonstrating how to use sanitizers and to clean hands with soap and water.

2020.09.25 | Research news

The MNC Dog Project/VetAid team continues to vaccinate domestic dogs in spite of shutdown

The team has also assisted the Ministry of Health with COVID19 sanitizers, masks and information activities.

Vegetation cover types were mapped in 10-m in Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem (GMME).

2020.09.25 | Research news

Deep-learning based high-resolution mapping shows woody vegetation densification in greater Maasai Mara ecosystem

A deep-learning based high-resolution mapping workflow was proposed. The woody vegetation densification is correlated with rainfall and human pressure.

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