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Marc Goss

Marc Goss works in the Maasai Mara for the Mara Elephant Project. His field based knowledge and close relationships with partners puts him in first hand contact with the elephant poaching crisis and HEC issues on a daily basis. Marc began his conservation career in 2004 in the Aberdare National Park where he started the Mountain Bongo Project with Michael Prettejohn. Marc then completed his undergraduate degree in the USA and during this time was mentored by conservationist Dr. Richard Leakey who was Marc’s field supervisor. The work Marc did with Dr. Leakey focused on Sustainable Forestry in the Taita area in Kenya. In 2007 Marc moved to the Maasai Mara full-time, where he managed the Ol Choro Oiroua Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. In 2011 he co founded the Mara Elephant Project, which is second to none with intelligence gathering, HEC response, and elephant tracking in the Maasai Mara. In 2012 Marc developed the first concept for using drones to intervene with human elephant conflict. He is now working on training rangers to use drones on a daily basis in the field.

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