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Elephant ivory souvenir seized by UK Border Force © WWF-UK / James Morgan

EU- and AFRICA-TWIX Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange

Elephant ivory souvenir seized by UK Border Force © WWF-UK / James Morgan

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connecting national enforcement agencies across Europe and Africa

The European Union and Africa Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange's (EU-TWIX and AFRICA-TWIX) are online tools developed to facilitate information exchange and international co-peration between law enforcement agencies across Europe and Central Africa.

An ongoing challenge facing law enforcement is ensuring smooth and timely communication between nations when dealing with transnational wildlife smuggling networks. The TWIX online platform is an online tool available to enforcement and management officials responsible for the implementation of international wildlife trade and CITES regulations, helping connect officials across borders and allow them to rapidly share information and expertise.

€100 billion

estimated annual value of legal wildlife trade in the EU alone

Vinciane Sacré, EU-TWIX Project Manager

Facilitating regular communication between international enforcement agencies has proven highly effective in helping to disrupt transnational smuggling networks

Vinciane Sacré, EU-TWIX Project Manager

EU-TWIX

AFRICA-TWIX

how to access the TWIX platforms

The EU-TWIX and AFRICA-TWIX platforms are available to use right now.

Eligibe parties must be operating within the EU Member States and neighbouring countries or within one of the five Central African nations mentioned above within one of the following roles: Customs, CITES Management Authorities, wildlife and forestry services, police, prosecutors, criminal justice departments or international organisations such as EUROPOL, INTERPOL or the World Customs Organization. 

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