Ornithoptera croesus (Wallace's Golden Birdwing)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  bodies

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  27%

Principal source:  ranched

Top EU importer:  Germany, France

Top Trading Partner:  Indonesia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Endangered

EU-reported imports of ranched Ornithoptera croesus bodies, all purposes, 2003-2010 (no trade was reported in 2001 or 2002).

EU imports in 2010 principally consisted of ranched bodies originating in Indonesia (824 bodies) which were primarily imported for commercial purposes; six pre-Convention bodies were also imported via San Marino from an unknown country of origin. Imports of ranched bodies decreased by 21% between 2009 and 2010.

An import suspension has been in place for wild specimens from Indonesia since 19/09/1999. The species was reviewed for SRG 50 and a decision was taken to form a negative opinion for ranched specimens from Indonesia if no information about ranching could be provided. In the absence of such information, SRG 50/6 should be revisited in reference to ranched specimens from Indonesia.