2010 Summary for Chelonoidis denticulata (Brazilian Giant Tortoise)
Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: Germany, Netherlands
Top Trading Partner: Suriname
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
All EU imports in 2010 were live animals, the vast majority of which were traded for commercial purposes. Imports were principally wild-sourced (145 animals), with 40 captive-born animals also imported.
A long-standing import suspension under Article 4.6c for live, wild-sourced specimens from all countries was removed on 10/05/2006; live, wild-sourced imports resumed in 2006 and increased markedly in 2007, but since then imports have decreased every year.
The wild-sourced animals imported in 2010 originated in Suriname (73 animals) and Guyana (72); all the captive-born animals originated in the United States. The SRG formed a positive opinion for specimens from Guyana and Suriname on 23/02/2012.