Organisation

Mara Predator Conservation Programme



NAME Mara Predator Conservation Programme (MPCP), a programme of Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT)
COUNTRY Kenya
REGION Greater Maasai Mara Ecosystem
COMMENCED 2013
AREAS OF FOCUS Monitoring, Research, Education, Community, Awareness
NO OF PAINTED WOLVES IN THE AREA Currently unknown
KEY PERSONNEL Niels Mogensen, Michael Kaelo

The mission of the Mara Predator Conservation Programme (MPCP), a programme of the Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT), is to enable viable and sustainable large predator populations in the Greater Mara Ecosystem. 

MPCP monitors predator populations in the Greater Mara Ecosystem in southern Kenya. For lions and cheetahs, we estimate population densities and investigate trends over time, looking at key variables that might influence potential changes in trends. For painted wolves, we are looking at understanding resident Mara packs, their spatial ecology and conflicts with people in order to know where to focus our conservation efforts.

The MPCP provides evidenced based information for policy and decision making. and works with the local community to promote predator conservation through activities that create awareness, engage and educate.