Staff of the Mole National Park Over the weekend received field equipment and logistical support from the European Union under the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) dubbed CITES-MIKE+ project which seeks to Protect priority elephant populations and other target species within the Mole landscape.
The equipment are in the form of uniforms, protective and camping gear and haversacks will boost the morale of law enforcement staff and raise the Park’s efforts to protect the elephants and other wildlife species of the park.
The Management of Mole National Park were grateful for the donations and promised to put in their best.
The Mole National Park in the Savannah Region of Ghana was privileged to be selected by the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat for EUR 600,000 grant to fund a project entitled; “Protecting the Priority Population of elephant and other target species in Mole National Park-Ghana”.
The grant to be disbursed over a period of three years will support in the enhancement of park capacity for law enforcement through the training and resourcing of park rangers.
The MIKE programme is an international collaboration that assesses and documents levels, trends and causes of elephant mortality to facilitate decision-making that affect the conservation of elephants across range states in Africa and Asia and the Programme was established by the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1997.