Oryx leucoryx (Arabian Oryx)

Criteria met:  Sharp increase

Principal trade term to the EU:  trophies

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  36%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  France, Lithuania

Top Trading Partner:  South Africa

CITES Appendix:  I

IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

EU-reported imports of Oryx leucoryx trophies and trophy items (bodies and skulls; purposes H, P and T) by source, 2001-2010.

In 2010, EU imports consisted of five hunting trophies (two captive-born and three wild-sourced) and one captive-bred live animal traded for breeding purposes. The captive-born trophies were directly exported from South Africa, while the wild-sourced trophies were exported directly from South Africa and Namibia. The source of these trophies may have been mis-reported as the species does not occur naturally in either country; however, these specimens may have originated from captive bred stock that have been released into the wild.  Approximately the same number of trophies was imported in 2009 and 2010.