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.

Photo: Wang Li

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

Today the Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative is featured with an article in the magazine, 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

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