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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.

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…

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.

2016.05.11 |

Strong high level advisory board in place

Ten high level representatives from the local Maasai community, KWS, government and other institutions are ready to offer their advice and be strong ambassadors for the initiative

2016.05.11 |

The network is expanding fast

More than 60 researchers, representatives from conservancies, the local Maasai community and government are now members of the network

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