Map of the normalised average Percentage of Illegal Killing of Elephants (PIKE) by MIKE sites over the reporting period.
The indicator is calculated as the average percentage of illegal killing in observed carcasses over the reporting period, normalized by yearly mean carcasses number (= total carcasses/years of reporting) to account for the different magnitude of carcass numbers found across sites.
The role of MIKE monitoring program in preventing illegal killing could be influenced by several factors. Reported data suggests an overall lack of correlation between the longevity of the monitoring program and the illegal killing rate in the sites.
Data source: CITES