MIKE sites distribution and longevity
The CITES Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme has designed a site-based system to monitor trends in the illegal killing of elephants, build management capacity and provide information to help range States make appropriate management and enforcement decisions. The European Union has been the most important donor for the MIKE programme and has funded implementation in Africa since its inception in 2001, and in Asia since 2017. Funding has also been provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Governments of Japan, the United Kingdom and China. Since 2014 the program has been followed up by Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants and other Endangered Species (MIKES) project.
In 2018, 68 sites in 31 African countries were reported by the CITES MIKE programme with different timing of enrollment in the programme.
In the map, MIKE sites are classified by the number of delivered annual reports. Out of all sites, 59 produced killings report at least once. Four of them were nominated in 2018- Kafue, Lower Zambesi, North Luangwa, Sioma Ngwezi, 42 sites reported for 10 years and 7 sites over 17 years.