Export from Norway to Finland of one live Eurasian otter
Report no: VKM Bulletin 2024:02
The export from Norway to Finland of one live Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) born in captivity with the purpose of being transferred to another zoological garden, is not detrimental to the survival of the species.
Thus concludes the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM).
The assignment was carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, which is the management authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Norway.
VKM is the scientific authority for CITES in Norway and prepares NDF (non-detriment finding) reports in accordance with the methodology published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and CITES.