CITES

The re-export of three live individuals of broad-snouted caimans (Caiman latirostris) from Norway to Denmark

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Published: 02.05.2022

Key message:

The re-export of three live individuals of broad-snouted caimans (Caiman latirostris) from Norway to Denmark is not going to be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild.

This is the counlusion of a scientific risk assessment, a non-detriment finding (NDF).

VKM has assessed the conservation staus for the broad-snouted caiman, inlcuding the red list status as well as conservation measures, managment and legislation. The broad-snouted caiman is classfied as Least Concern on the red list of endangered species. The population in the wild is considered stable, and the 3 individuals and their parents are bred in captivity.

The assessment was commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency, which is the national mangment authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, in Norway.

VKM is the scientific authority for CITES in Norway and prepares NDF-reports based on guidelines published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and CITES.

Contact

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

T: 21 62 28 00
@: vkm@vkm.no


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