Pecari tajacu (Collared Peccary)

Meeting the high volume criterion, EU imports of P. tajacu in 2011 consisted of skins (24 034) and skin products (8212), all of which were wild-sourced and imported for commercial purposes directly from Peru. Between 2010 and 2011, imports of skins decreased by 29%, while imports of skin pieces and leather products increased by 2%. The SRG formed a positive opinion for wild specimens from Peru on 07/12/2012.

2010 Summary for Pecari tajacu (Collared Peccary)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term to the EU:  skins

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Italy, Germany

Top Trading Partner:  Peru

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Least Concern

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

EU imports in 2010 principally comprised wild-sourced skins traded for commercial purposes (33,967 skins), with notable quantities of small leather products (3,414), garments (2,846) and skin pieces (1,820) also imported (of which the majority were wild-sourced and traded for commercial purposes). Imports of skins decreased by 26% between 2009 and 2010, reaching their lowest level over the period 2001-2010.

All wild-sourced trade in 2010 originated directly from Peru. The SRG formed a positive opinion for all countries on 22/07/1997, which was removed for all countries except Argentina, Bolivia and Peru on 02/12/2011. Exports from Peru were included in the CITES Review of Significant Trade in 2001.