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

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…

2016.06.01 |

Five new research projects starting up in the Fall 2016

The projects will look at fencing in the Mara, local knowledge about medical plants, climate change effects on Mara trees, incentives of the grassland stakeholders and behavior patterns of livestock breeders

2016.05.30 |

Research team investigates oral diseases and infant mutilation at schools in Mara North

284 children from four local schools participated in the research and had their teeth examined. Especially the high level of fluoride in the drinking water is a matter of concern.

2016.05.11 |

Research team to develop management program for livestock guard dogs

A large number of free-roaming, uncontrolled dogs are becoming a major problem for people and wildlife.

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