2010 Summary for Graptemys pseudogeographica (False Map Turtle)
Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: Portugal
Top Trading Partner: United States
CITES Appendix: III
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
EU imports in 2010 comprised 95,037 live specimens, of which the majority (74%) were wild-sourced, 23% were reported without a source specified and the remainder were captive-bred. The majority of trade was for commercial purposes; the trade reported without a source was also reported without a purpose. The vast majority of the wild-sourced trade was imported directly from the United States, with China exporting all of the captive-bred specimens. The trade reported without a source also originated in the United States (75%) and China (25%).
This species was first listed in CITES Appendix III in June 2006, and in the EU Annexes in April 2008. Imports of live G. pseudogeographica decreased every year 2008-2010. Between 2009 and 2010, while overall imports decreased by 5%, wild-sourced imports increased almost three-fold.