Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: skins
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 43%
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: Germany
Top Trading Partner: Namibia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
EU imports in 2010 primarily comprised skins (760), hunting trophies (107) and trophy items, reported as purposes ‘H’, ‘P’ and ‘T’. All trade was wild-sourced, with 99% of skins and trophies originating in Namibia and the remainder in South Africa. Imports of skins decreased by 14% between 2009 and 2010.
The SRG formed a positive opinion for specimens from Namibia on 02/12/2008.