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FAST FACTS ON THE WILD BIRD TRADE AND THE EUROPEAN UNION 2000-2003

 


 
World Trade in: Imports Exports
CITES-listed birds(1)
3,850,772 (100%)
 
CITES-listed captive bred birds(2)
839,634 (21%)
 
CITES-listed wild birds(3)
3,011,138 (79%)
 
EU Imports of: Imports Exports
Appendix II wild birds(4)
444,202
 
Appendix III wild birds(5)
2,323,375
 
Wild birds listed in Appendix II and III(6)
2,767,577
(93% of world total)
 

EU Imports of Wild Birds Listed in Appendix II and III by Country 2000-2003

Country Imports Exports
Italy 657,905  
Netherlands 485,245  
Spain 444,567  
Portugal 350,492  
Belgium 331,493  
Germany 214,610  
United Kingdom 144,108  
France 79,834  
Malta 19,008  
Czech Republic 13,411  
Greece 9,151  
Austria 6,769  
Hungary 6,551  
Denmark 2,363  
Poland 1679  
Slovenia 354  
Slovakia 20  
Sweden 16  
Estonia 1  

    EU Imports of Wild Birds Listed in Appendix II and III by Country 2000-2003
   

(1) Gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix I, II and III for all purposes
(2) Gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix I, II and III for all purposes with the source codes C, F, and D
(3) Gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix I, II and III for all purposes with the source codes R and W and those shipments with no source code from major exporting countries
(4) Gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix II with the purpose codes B, T and Z and, shipments with the source codes R and W
(5) Gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix III with the purpose codes T, B and unknown: Includes shipments with the source code W and those shipments with no source code from major exporting countries
(6) Combined values of EU Imports of Appendix II and Appendix III wild birds

    Ten Top Exporters of Wild CITES-listed Birds (7)
   
Country Quantity
Senegal
944,319
Mali
776,103
Guinea
608,145
Tanzania
123,406
Pakistan
73,622
Argentina
56,110
Guyana
53,601
Cameroon
49,787
DRC
35,471
Suriname
31,071
Total
2,751,635
(92% of world total)

    Top Ten Most Commonly Traded Species Listed in CITES Appendix II (8)
   
African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
122,650
Senegal parrot (Poicephalus senegalus)
117,118
Orange-winged Amazon parrot (Amazona amazonica)
35,469
Monk parakeet (Myopsitta monuchus)
31,062
Mynah bird (Gracula religiousa)
26,669
Patagonian conure (Cyanoliseus patagonus)
18,848
Pekin robin (Leiothrix lutea)
12,318
Blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva)
10,707
Nanday conure (Nandayus nenday)
10,200
Blue-crowned conure (Aratinga acuticaudata)
8,867

(7) Based on gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix II with the purpose codes B, T and Z and, shipments with the source codes R and W and gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix III with the purpose codes T, B and unknown: Includes shipments with the source code W and those shipments with no source code from major exporting countries
(8) Wild specimens, based on gross reported imports of specimens of species listed in Appendix II with the purpose codes B, T and Z and, shipments with the source codes R and W

All CITES trade statistics derived from the CITES Trade Database, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring
Centre, Cambridge, UK.

   

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