Tayassu pecari (White-lipped Peccary)

EU imports of T. pecari principally comprised skins (6528 skins), and, as in 2010, exceeded the high volume threshold for a globally threatened species. All skins were wild-sourced and imported for commercial purposes directly from Peru. Imports of skins decreased by 55% between 2010 and 2011, reaching their lowest level over the period 2002-2011. The population of Peru was reviewed for SRG 51 and a positive opinion was formed on 16/02/2010.

2010 Summary for Tayassu pecari (White-lipped Peccary)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  skins

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Italy, Germany

Top Trading Partner:  Peru

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

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

EU imports in 2010 were all wild-sourced, and principally comprised skins (14,654 skins), in addition to notable quantities of garments (1,760) and small leather products (1,552), traded for commercial purposes. Imports of skins decreased by 26% between 2009 and 2010, reaching their lowest level over the period 2001-2010.

With the exception of one trophy exported directly from Argentina, all trade originated directly from Peru. Exports from Peru were included in the CITES Review of Significant Trade in 2001. The SRG formed a positive opinion for all countries on 22/07/1997, which was reconfirmed for Peru on 16/02/2010 and removed for all other countries on 02/12/2011.