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African Elephant Loxodonta Africana © Shutterstock / Lara Zanarini / WWF-Sweden

ETIS the Elephant Trade Information System

African Elephant Loxodonta Africana © Shutterstock / Lara Zanarini / WWF-Sweden

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The Elephant Trade Information System, commonly known as ETIS, is the CITES-mandated tool that tracks illegal trade in elephant ivory and other elephant products.

Managed and operated by TRAFFIC on behalf of the CITES Parties, ETIS has been designed to establish trends in illicit elephant product trade and changes in trends over time, and to assess whether or not such trends are related to CITES decisions for elephant conservation. The objectives for ETIS are also common to the other CITES programme, Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE), which tracks poaching of elephants in the wild through a site-based system encompassing Africa and Asia.

70,000+

records now exist in the ETIS database

Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC's Elephant and Rhino Programme leader and founder of ETIS

ETIS has remains an indispensable tool in informing global decisions affecting elephant conservation

Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC's Elephant and Rhino Programme leader and founder of ETIS

how ETIS works to protect elephants

latest news and reports related to ETIS

explore the latest news, reports and analsysis relevant to ETIS, elephant conservation and ivory trade

latest reports and materials

ETIS supplies information on ivory trade and seizures for use across a variety of TRAFFIC publications. View the latest resources relevant to elephant conservation and ivory trade..

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