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Here you will find guidance for the management of ivory and other wildlife products.


Gold Standards for the Management of Ivory & Other Wildlife Products

This document aims to provide guidelines for the management of ivory or other wildlife products. The document describes the minimum and Gold Standards for different aspects of ivory and wildlife product management including: physical storeroom security; storeroom management; record keeping and movement of ivory.


Ivory Inventory Protocol

A protocol for conducting a CITES-approved inventory of stockpiles of ivory, adaptable to other wildlife products as required. Free to download, in English, French and Portuguese.

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The Stockpile Management System (SMS)

Guidance on our bespoke Stockpile Management System, which secures government held stockpiles, and prevents the theft of wildlife products.