Assessment of risk to the golden lion tamarin population resulting from the export of two individuals from Norway to Australia.


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Published: 16.12.2021

Key message:

The export of two golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) from Norway to Australia will not be detrimental to the species' further survival.

This is the conclusion of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM).

The two individuals and their parents are bred in captivity and the export will not have any harmful effects on the conservation status of the species. Conservation outside its natural habitat (ex-situ conservation), is considered important for the future survival of the golden tamarin.

The assignment was made on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, which is the administrative authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), in Norway.

VKM is the scientific authority for CITES in Norway and prepares non detriment findings (NDF) in line with methodology published by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and CITES.