Criteria met: Sharp increase
Principal trade term: skins
Percentage of global trade: 42%
Principal source: wild
Top importer: Turkey
Top Trading Partner: China
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Least Concern
In 2010, Turkey reported the import of 831 wild-sourced skins for commercial purposes, all of which originated in the United States. The SRG confirmed a positive opinion for specimens from the United States on 27/03/2007.
With the exception of 2009, when no imports of skins were reported by Turkey, imports of wild-sourced skins have increased over the period 2007-2010.
No trade in L. rufus to other candidate countries was reported by either candidate countries or exporters in 2010.