Lycalopex griseus (South American Grey Fox)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term:  skins

Percentage of global trade:  25%

Principal source:  wild

Top importer:  Turkey

Top Trading Partner:  Argentina

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Imports of Lycalopex griseus skins reported by Turkey by source (excluding skins reported in kg), all purposes, 2002-2010 (no imports were reported in 2001).

In 2010, imports by Turkey primarily consisted of skins traded for commercial purposes (26,760 skins), of which the majority were wild-sourced (82%) and the remainder captive-bred. All of the wild-sourced imports and the majority of the captive-bred imports originated in Argentina; the remaining 3% of captive-bred imports were imported from Viet Nam via Italy. The SRG reconfirmed a positive opinion for specimens from Argentina on 02/12/2008.

No trade in L. griseus to other candidate countries was reported by either candidate countries or exporters in 2010.

Imports of wild-sourced skins by Turkey peaked in 2007, and subsequently decreased up to 2009. Although there was a three-fold increase between 2009 and 2010, imports were still well below the level reported between 2006 and 2008.