2010 Summary for Crocodylus porosus (Annex B) (Estuarine Crocodile)
Criteria met: Overall increase
Principal trade term to the EU: skins
Principal source: captive-bred, ranched
Top EU importer: France
Top Trading Partner: Australia
CITES Appendix: II (populations of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
EU-reported imports from Appendix II/Annex B populations in 2010 principally consisted of skins, the majority of which were captive-bred (12,071 skins) or ranched (10,346 skins); 1,209 wild-sourced skins were also imported. Captive-bred and ranched skins primarily originated in Australia (64% and 96% of skins, respectively), while 98% of the wild-sourced skins were imported directly from Papua New Guinea.
Although C. porosus met the ‘overall increase’ criterion based on imports of skins, quantities of both wild-sourced and ranched skins decreased slightly between 2009 and 2010, while total imports of skins decreased in both 2009 and 2010.
The SRG formed a positive opinion for Papua New Guinea on 16/02/2010.