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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 and Gold Standards in Stockpile Management 


Tools to support the
Management and Inventorying
of Ivory Stockpiles

Available on the CITES website as an
example or 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

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

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.

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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.


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

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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.


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.

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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.

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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 set
up the App on to your android tablet.


Technical Design for Storage

Coming soon.

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