Lycalopex griseus (South American Grey Fox)

Imported as skins and skin products, this species was selected on the basis of high volume trade. In total, the EU imported 27 146 skins, 15 large leather products, 13 plates and eight garments; all imports were wild-sourced. With the exception of 500 skins imported directly from Chile, all imports originated in Argentina (93% of skins and all skin products directly and 5% of skins via Turkey). EU imports of wild-sourced L. griseus skins more than doubled between 2010 and 2011 (from 13 132 skins), but remained lower than levels imported in the years 2002-2008. The population of Argentina was reviewed for SRG 46 and a positive opinion was reconfirmed on 02/12/2008.

2010 Summary for Lycalopex griseus (South American Grey Fox)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term to the EU:  skins

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Italy

Top Trading Partner:  Argentina

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Least Concern

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced Lycalopex griseus skins (excluding skins reported in kg), all purposes, 2001-2010.

In 2010, EU imports consisted of 13,094 skins, 20 garments and 18 plates, all of which were wild-sourced and exported directly from Argentina for commercial purposes. Imports of wild-sourced skins increased over three-fold between 2009 and 2010, but still remained lower than in any other year 2001-2008.

The SRG reconfirmed a positive opinion for specimens from Argentina on 02/12/2008.