Maasai Environmental Research and Conservation (MERC) Institute
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MissionThe Institute for Maasai Education, Research, and Conservation (MERC) exists to offer community organizing and leadership to efforts of the Maasai community of East Africa for self-determination, land justice, cultural survival, and economic empowerment.
MERC promotes the empowerment of the indigenous Maasai community of East Africa through education, tourism reform, environmental conservation, and land rights, while it engages with broader international efforts for indigenous cultural survival, education, species survival, and environmental conservation.