Lynx rufus (Bobcat)

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

Imports of wild-sourced Lynx rufus skins reported by Turkey, all purposes, 2002-2010 (no imports were reported in 2001).

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.