maasaimarascience

Our goal

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



News

2017.01.26 |

Press: Fences are disrupting African wildlife on an unprecedented scale

ScienceNordic.com article describing our research on fencing in the Mara

2017.01.25 |

Researchers: Unique ecosystem in Maasai Mara could collapse

The amount of fences is exploding in the Mara boding for a collapse of the ecosystem. This is the research result of an analysis of satellite pictures of the Mara 1985-2016.

Fences in the Mara
Lars Bach and Mette Løvschal, Aarhus University discussing fencing data with Irene Amoke, research officer MMWCA/program manager Kenya Wildlife Trust.
Participants at the seminar November 26, 2016 at Karen Blixen Camp, Mara North

•	Pernille Kallehave, Program Manager MMSDI, Aarhus University
•	Niels Mogensen, Chief Project Officer, Mara Lion Project
•	Lisbeth Kallestrup, MD, Center Manager, Aarhus University Hospital
•	Per Kallestrup, MD, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University
•	Peder Klith Bøcher, GIS Coordinator, Aarhus University
•	Irene Amoke, research officer Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association (MMWCA)/program manager Kenya Wildlife Trust.
•	David Mulli, regional coordinator, MMWCA
•	Lars Back, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University
•	Patrick Ololoinyio, Mara North Grazing committee
•	Mette Løvschal, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University
•	David Noosaron, landowner, member of the board of MMSDI
•	Philip Valentine, COO Mara North and Mara Naboisho Conservancy's
•	(in front) Joseph Nabaala, Area Chief, Aitong

2016.12.20 |

Accelerating changes in land use – new perspectives from the ground

Late November a group of researchers went to look at fencing in the Maasai Mara. They returned home with new research ideas, data and contacts

2016.08.21 |

ETHNOBOTANY PROJECT PREPARATORIES IN MAASAI MARA

During the past week Professor Henrik Balslev from Aarhus University (Denmark) and lecturer Jedidah Nankaya from Maasai Mara University visited local healers, chiefs and government officials i Lemek, Aitong and Marianta villages to present and discuss a proposal to carry out community based ethno-botanical research in the Mara North…

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