Timeline

1973
  1. Ratification of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES)

1975
  1. Asian elephant populations (Elephas maximus) were listed in Appendix I of the CITES Convention

1976
  1. African elephant populations (Loxodonta africana) were listed in Appendix III of the CITES Convention

1977
  1. African elephant populations (Loxodonta africana) were listed in Appendix II of the CITES Convention

1990
  1. African elephant populations (Loxodonta africana) were listed in Appendix I of the CITES Convention

1997
  1. Start of MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants) and ETIS (Elephant Trade Information System)

  2. Southern African elephant populations (Loxodonta africana) were listed in Appendix II of the CITES Convention → allowing trade for special purposes

1999
  1. 1st one-off sale of stockpiled, government-owned ivory of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe to China and Japan

2003
  1. Development of NIAP (National Ivory Action Plan)

2008
  1. 2nd one-off sale of stockpiled, government-owned ivory of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to China and Japan

2010

Start of the project "ivoryID: Determination of age and origin of ivory"

2012
  1. Start of the discussion "Decision-making mechanisms and necessary conditions for a future trade in African elephant ivory" by the CITES member states

2014
  1. Germany stoped re-exports of raw ivory

  2. "Guidelines on Methods and Procedures for Ivory Sampling and Laboratory Analysis" was published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

2015
  1. Joint commitments to enact nearly complete bans of ivory import and export were announced by President Barack Obama of the United States and President Xi Jinping of China

  2. United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution about "Tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife"

  3. In the context of the Cotonou Declaration 25 African elephant range States agreed to support all proposals and actions at international and national levels to close domestic ivory markets worldwide

2016
  1. European Commission adopted EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

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