• MIKE stands for Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants
  • Comes under CITES
  • It was started in South Asia in 2003 with the following objective:
    • To measure levels and trends in illegal hunting of elephants.
    • To determine changes in these trends overtime.
    • To determine the factors causing or associated with these changes and to try and assess in particular to what extent observed trends are a result of any decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to CITES.
  • In India, Project Elephant has been formally implementing MIKE
  • Data are collected from all sites on monthly basis in specified MIKE patrol form and submitted to Sub-Regional Support Office for South Asia Programme in Delhi who are assisting Ministry in implementation of the programme

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