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

Resources on: Ivory Inventories & the Stockpile Management System (SMS) -        a digital inventory App


Tools to support the Management and Inventorying of Ivory Stockpiles

Available on the CITES website as an example of best practices in ivory stockpile management. This presentation outlines inventory benefits, CITES requirements, with an overview of the Inventory Protocol and Stockpile Management System tools available. 


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.

Resources on: Gold Standards in Stockpile Management

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Presentation Overview of Best Practices & Gold Standards for Management of Wildlife Products

Available on the CITES website as an example of best practices in ivory stockpile management. This presentation provides an overview of the 'Gold Standards for Management of Ivory & Other Wildlife Products', including storeroom types, standards for infrastructure, standards for management procedures, and storeroom assessments. 


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.

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Briefing note on how to use the Gold Standard Assessment App or Spreadsheet

A short introduction on how to use the Assessment Excel spreadsheet or alternatively how to download and set up the App on to your android tablet.  

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Gold Standards

Assessment App

A simple digital app to guide you through an Assessment questionnaire, and develop an Assessment Report, to help determine which aspects of the storeroom and its management needs improving. Click below to request free access to the App.  


The Gold Standards Assessment Spreadsheet

The Assessment Excel Spreadsheet, which covers the range of subject areas as detailed in the Gold Standards. Either this spreadsheet or the App can be used to guide through conducting a Storeroom Assessment. 


Technical Design for Storage

Coming soon. 


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