The export of one live individual of Bornean orangutan


Report no:

Published: 03.11.2022

Key message:

The export of one live individual of Bornean orangutan from Kristiansand dyrepark to a zoo in the France is not going to be detrimental to the survival of this species in the wild.

.That is the conclusion of a scientific risk assessment, a non-detriment finding (NDF) prepared by the Norwgian Scientific Committee for food and environment (VKM).

VKM assessed the conservation status of the species, including red list status, conservation measures and legislation relating to species management.

Louie the orangutan and both his parents are bred in captivity, thus the export is not going to harm the wild population.

The Norwegian Environment Agency, which is the national managment authority for the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), requested the NDF.

VKM is the scientific authority for CITES in Norway, and prepares NDF-reports in line with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and CITES guidelines.


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