The MIKE e-learning platform offers a variety of learning modules designed to assist MIKE site officers, national wildlife agency staff and other protected area practitioners to strengthen the protection and management of MIKE sites and other protected areas. You can register on the platform at any time to receive updates about courses opening and get instant access.
Elephant Mortality Monitoring
Video: Determining the Elephant’s Age
Video: Determining Sex of an Elephant
All of the information above needs to be properly recorded and submitted to the MIKE Programme.
Protocols and Guidelines
The following documents can help MIKE site staff, managers and national focal points ensure that they are collecting, managing and submitting data correctly.
|MIKE Site Protocols||Provides guidance to existing MIKE sites, as well as prospective new MIKE sites, in the collection, management, analysis and submission of monitoring information to the MIKE Programme.|
|MIKE Workbook||A simple Excel document that enables MIKE Sites to record and submit the data that they contribute to the MIKE Programme in a simple and straightforward manner.|
|Law Enforcement Capacity Assessment||Enables PA managers to assess the means and assets available to the PA to combat law enforcement challenges and helps identify the key capacity gaps that should be addressed.|
Early on in its establishment the MIKE Programme funded population surveys and developed standards for these surveys. This work will now be led by the IUCN elephant specialist groups. The documents are available here for reference purposes.
- Dung counts
- MIKE Aerial Survey Standards
A review of the existing literature on African elephant population dynamics and demography including demographic rates, age and sex-structured population and mortality estimates.
An initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States funded by the European Union
The MIKE Programme is entirely dependent on donor support. The European Union has been the most important donor for the MIKE Programme and has funded implementation in Africa since its inception in 2001. We are grateful to a wide range of other donors that have also helped support the programme’s implementation.