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Agreement for the Establishment of Southern African Centre for Ivory Marketing (SACIM)

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Jun 20, 1991
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001122)
Title (French)

Accord concernant la création d'un Centre pour le commerce de l'ivoire en Afrique du Sud-Est (SACIM)

Title (Other)

Abkommen über die Gründung eines südafrikanischen Zentrums für Elfenbeinvermarktung (SACIM)

Place of adoption
Lilongwe
Depository
Botswana
Language
English
Entry into force
Jun 20, 1991
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Geographical area
Africa
Abstract

Objectives: To establish a South African Centre for Ivory Marketing (SACIM). Summary of provisions: The SACIM is created to establish, monitor and control a system for the marketing of ivory and other elephant products, as well as to manage their sale in the most optimum way (art. III). The Centre is also established, inter alia, to receive information on all aspects of elephant management and conservation, to make recommendations for the conservation of elephants and their habitats, and to assist in determining the optimum elephant populations in each member countries. Parties agree, inter alia, to take note of the Centre's recommendations, including trade restrictions, to market all their ivory exclusively through the Centre, and to provide the latter with national data pertaining to ivory and other elephant products (art. IV). Institutional mechanisms: A South African Centre for Ivory Marketing is established (art. II) as well as a Board of Management responsible for the control of its management and for its policy direction (art. V). A Director is to be appointed by the Board as chief executive of the Centre (art. VI). Two funds are to be created under the Agreement: a Capital Fund for the establishment and operation of the Centre (art. VII) and an Elephant Conservation Fund for the promotion of elephant conservation and management (art. VIII).

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Botswana
Malawi
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