Our goal

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


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.

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