Galanthus woronowii (Green Snowdrop)

EU imports of G. woronowii consisted of live, wild-sourced plants imported for commercial purposes (14 077 012 plants) and, as in 2010, levels exceeded the high volume threshold. All imports in 2011 originated in Georgia (81%) and Turkey (19%). Imports remained at similar levels between 2009 and 2010. A positive opinion for Turkey was confirmed on 16/02/2010 and a positive opinion for Georgia was confirmed on 30/06/2009 (with a quota of 15 million bulbs).

2010 Summary for Galanthus woronowii (Green Snowdrop)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term to the EU:  live

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Netherlands

Top Trading Partner:  Turkey, Georgia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  -

EU-reported imports of live, wild-sourced Galanthus woronowii originating in Georgia and Turkey, 2001-2010.

All EU imports in 2010 were live, wild-sourced plants imported for commercial purposes. The majority (57%) originated in Georgia (7,929,483 plants), of which 41% were re-exported via Turkey. The remainder (6,071,402 plants) were imported directly from Turkey. Although imports remained relatively constant between 2009 and 2010 overall, imports originating in Georgia decreased by 36% while imports originating in Turkey increased three-fold compared to 2009.

Direct imports of G. woronowii reported by the Netherlands exceeded the CITES export quota published by Turkey for 2010 (3,000,000 wild-sourced bulbs) by more than double, while exports reported by Turkey were within quota (2,269,200 live, wild-sourced plants). However, four shipments totalling 3,831,952 plants reported by the Netherlands as direct imports from Turkey were reported by Turkey as re-exports originating in Georgia.

The SRG formed a positive opinion for this species from both Georgia and Turkey on 23/06/1999, and reconfirmed the positive opinion for Georgia on 30/06/2009 (subject to quota) and for Turkey on 16/02/2010.