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2020.01.17 | Research news

Research shows accelerating degradation of vegetation in the Mara ecosystem

The Mara ecosystem is heavily threatened, but conservation management can counteract negative trends. This is one of the conclusions of the newly published research article by an international team of researchers, all members of the research network of the Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative.

2019.10.02 | Research news

Master Thesis Results: Mara North grazing system secures plant species richness and grass-dwelling insect diversity

Master thesis by David Bækby Houborg, Aarhus University shows that with a rotational grazing system, the conservancy supports wildlife populations as well as a recovery period of 5 months for the plant species richness and insect diversity.

2019.10.02 | Knowledge exchange

Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative is featured in the magazine 360.dk

Today the Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative is featured with an article in the magazine 360.dk, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The article (in Danish) is describing our partnership across Danish-Kenyan universities, NGOs, companies and the local community in the Mara as a good example of how partnerships can…

Photo: Dennis Pedersen

2019.10.02 | Research news

MMSDI Management group meets at Aarhus University

Tuesday 27 August, 2019 the board and secretariat of the Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative met at Aarhus University, celebrating the 5 year anniversary of our Initiative and the more than 20 research and development projects that have been initiated.

2019.04.02 | Seminar

Advanced ArcGIS course for NGOs and researchers in Maasai Mara

The course will take place 20-24 May 2019 at Karen Blixen Camp, Mara North Conservancy

2019.03.25 | News from the management

Kenya Wildlife Trust becomes a new partner of the Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative

Dr. Irene Amoke, Executive Director of KWT will join the board of MMSDI

2019.01.22 | Research news

First ethnobotany research result

Research team publishes article about ethnomedicinal plants of the Loita Maasai of Kenya

2018.12.08 | Research news

Dental research results: Infant oral mutilation is still a frequent practice in the Maasai community, Mara North Conservancy

Main conclusions from a scientific report on the prevalence and impact of infant oral mutilation (abbreviated as IOM) on dental occlusion and oral health-related quality of life, published in the international journal, BMC Oral Health.

2018.01.24 | Research news

Research project on savanna vegetation dynamics

The research will help to plan and prepare for ongoing and future change (e.g. climate and land use), with the aim of safeguarding biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and compatible human livelihoods.

2017.07.06 |

New film: The Old Maasai

A portrait interview with Maasai Ole Leperes - about his life and how he has used Maasai traditional medicine.

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