Lycalopex griseus (South American Grey Fox)

Imports in 2011 primarily consisted of wild-sourced skins imported by Turkey directly from Argentina for commercial purposes and, as in 2010, L. griseus was selected on the basis of high volume trade.  Between 2010 and 2011, imports of skins increased by 22%, while the proportion of wild-sourced skins increased from 82% to 100%. Croatia reported the import of a small number of wild-sourced skin pieces in 2011; no trade in L. griseus to other candidate countries was reported by either candidate countries or exporters.

2010 Summary for Lycalopex griseus (South American Grey Fox)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term:  skins

Principal source:  wild

Top importer:  Turkey

Top Trading Partner:  Argentina

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Imports of Lycalopex griseus skins reported by Turkey by source (excluding skins reported in kg), all purposes, 2002-2010 (no imports were reported in 2001).

In 2010, imports by Turkey primarily consisted of skins traded for commercial purposes (26,760 skins), of which the majority were wild-sourced (82%) and the remainder captive-bred. All of the wild-sourced imports and the majority of the captive-bred imports originated in Argentina; the remaining 3% of captive-bred imports were imported from Viet Nam via Italy. The SRG reconfirmed a positive opinion for specimens from Argentina on 02/12/2008.

No trade in L. griseus to other candidate countries was reported by either candidate countries or exporters in 2010.

Imports of wild-sourced skins by Turkey peaked in 2007, and subsequently decreased up to 2009. Although there was a three-fold increase between 2009 and 2010, imports were still well below the level reported between 2006 and 2008.