Export of 19 pre-convention sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) teeth
Report no: Non-detriment finding
The export of 19 pre-convention sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) teeth from Norway to Fiji and Australia for personal purposes will not be detrimental to the future 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.