Mpala Live! allows people around the world to watch the fascinating activity at Mpala’s Hippo Pools and learn about conservation through their online library of educational materials.
The Hippo Pools of the Ewaso Ng’iro River are hotspots at Mpala for megafauna to drink, lounge, graze or swim. Mpala Live! has set up cameras that look onto all the activity occurring at the pools, and provides a live feed to their website, MpalaLive.org.
It is common to see hippos, elephants, giraffes, and Grevy’s zebras by the watering hole. With over 42 million views, a consistently growing viewer population and an expanding online library of educational materials, Mpala Live! is a tool that can bring conservation alive for students not only at Mpala, but for viewers and students around the globe.
Recently the Mpala Live! cameras were upgraded to Dahua HD Cams with infrared that provide higher quality footage both during the day as well as at night. In addition, to the video footage that Mpala Live! displays on their website, they also feature various stories from the bush and a field guide of the various species found in northern Kenya. They also host an online curriculum to promote and encourage education on the savannah ecosystem and its conservation.
Mpala Live! greatly appreciates explore.org and the Annenberg Foundation as entities funding the Mpala Live! programme.
Link to the website: http://mpalalive.org