Antilope cervicapra (Blackbuck)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  trophies

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Spain

Top Trading Partner:  Argentina

CITES Appendix:  III

IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced (includes ‘U’ and source unspecified) Antilope cervicapra trophies and trophy items (bodies, skulls, skins and horns; purposes ‘H’, ‘P’, ‘T’ and purpose unspecified), 2002-2011.

EU imports of Antilope cervicapra in 2011 principally comprised hunting trophies (74), of which 95% were wild-sourced and the remainder reported without a source specified. Four wild-sourced skulls, one wild-sourced body and one captive-sourced skin were also imported. The majority of trade was imported directly from Argentina. Imports of trophies and trophy items peaked at 292 in 2006 and have declined since, decreasing by 19% between 2010 and 2011.