Lynx canadensis (Canada Lynx)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term to the EU:  skins

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  67%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Greece

Top Trading Partner:  Canada, United States

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Least Concern

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced (includes source ‘W’ and source unspecified) Lynx canadensis skins (excluding skins reported in kg) by country of origin, all purposes, 2001-2010.

In 2010, EU imports principally consisted of 11,217 skins, the majority of which were traded for commercial purposes; small quantities of hunting trophies and trophy items were also imported. All trade was wild-sourced, with the exception of 20 garments reported without a source.
Imports of wild-sourced skins increased by almost four-fold between 2009 and 2010; imports originating in the United States were at their highest over the ten-year period 2001-2010.
The SRG reconfirmed positive opinions for specimens from both Canada and the United States on 27/03/2007.