CITES MIKE E-learning

The CITES Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme monitors trends in illegal killing of elephants and helps build capacity in sites spread across the range of African and Asian elephants. Information from MIKE is used by CITES Parties to inform decision-making on elephant conservation and management.

This e-learning platform aims 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. There are two types of learning module:

  • MIKE courses: The courses address key aspects of MIKE site monitoring, law enforcement and wildlife crime prevention. Participants receive a certificate on successful completion of the course learning activities.
  • MIKE guides: The guides look at some key tools used in the implementation of MIKE.

The courses and guides are presently only offered in English.

You need to register on the platform to access the courses and guides. If you've not already done so, sign up here. It's free!

CITES is grateful to GIZ and the European Union for support in developing the platform.

    MIKE courses and guides

    This course describes the MIKE site monitoring data requirements and will help you to understand how to collect, manage, verify and submit MIKE data.
    COURSE OPENYou can either browse the materials or complete the learning activities to receive a Certificate.
    This course looks at how to use ranger-based monitoring (RBM) information to inform protected area law enforcement actions and patrol deployments.
    COURSE OPENYou can either browse the materials or complete the learning activities to receive a Certificate.
    This course looks at the emerging role of real-time operations (RTO) in strengthening protected area law enforcement responses to intensifying wildlife crime challenges.
    COURSE OPENYou can either browse the materials or complete the learning activities to receive a Certificate.
    The LEPT toolkit is used to assess a site's law enforcement risks and capacity and to plan future law enforcement strategies and actions. You can learn about all three tools in the toolkit, or just one.
    GUIDE OPEN
    The online database provides a simple mechanism for MIKE site and national focal points to compile, manage and analyse MIKE site monitoring data, and to transmit data to the MIKE Central Coordination Unit.
    GUIDE OPEN

    Site announcements

    All MIKE courses and guides now available year round!

    by MIKE E-learning Admin -
    We are pleased to announce that all the MIKE courses and guides will now be available year round. This means that you can now browse the course and guide learning materials whenever you like!

    For those of you that are keen to have your efforts recognised, we are still providing Course Certificates for anyone who successfully completes all the learning activities for a particular course. We strongly encourage participants to do the learning activities - they will reinforce your learning about the course topics and none of them is too challenging!

    We hope that you have the opportunity to benefit from the learning materials on this e-learning platform.

    Dave Henson
    MIKE CCU