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DRC: the case for a robust ivory stockpile management system

Seized ivory tusk with bullet hole, Gabon © TRAFFIC

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Published 5th June 2020

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New TRAFFIC Study encourages DRC to develop a robust ivory stockpile management system

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 5th  June 2020—gaps in institutional and regulatory frameworks, conflicting and unclear roles and responsibilities of concerned state institutions, weak levels of co-operation and collaboration and low capacity are major factors undermining the effective and secure management of government held ivory stockpiles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) finds a new TRAFFIC report.

Les Stocks d’Ivoire d’Elephant de la République Démocratique du Congo: Quel Système de Gestion Mettre en Place?

Report author(s):
Cléo MASHINI Mwatha et Sone NKOKE Christopher

Publication date:
June 2020

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