CITES Monitoring for Illegal Killing of Elephants Programme (initiated 2003)

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CITES Monitoring for Illegal Killing of Elephants Programme (initiated 2003)

CITES Monitoring for Illegal Killing of Elephants Programme (initiated 2003)

The Monitoring for Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Program was established under CITES to monitor poaching of elephants in Africa and Asia. In Africa, MIKE currently operates at 55 sites in 29 range states where patrol personnel provide systematic records of patrolling and elephant carcasses found and why they were killed using field protocols, standardized forms and GPS. The main limitations in the system to date are the current provision of only two GPS units per site. Having only 2 GPS units per site is clearly inadequate and each site should ideally have 5 units or more. The International Elephant Foundation purchased 55 additional GPS units plus 55 download cables so that each of the 55 sites are equipped with a minimum of three GPS units per site.

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