The panel evaluates applications for import/export and list proposals under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES.

Read more about VKM's work with CITES here.


Find risk assessments

Here you will find all published risk assessments and risk assessments in progress from the professional group for CITES.


Hugo de Boer (chair)

Katrine Eldegard

Berit Gehrke

Matthew Grainger

Alexander Kopatz

Tommi Nyman

Joost Raeymaekers

Eli Knispel Rueness

Assessing risk means assessing how likely it is that a hazard we know leads to injury. In addition, we need to assess how serious the injury is.

Independent and transparent

VKM is appointed by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. VKM is organized as an independent body, fulfilling the national requirement for independent, transparent and open scientific risk assessments.

Risk assessments in VKM follow current international standards and methodology in the respective fields of responsibility for VKMs panels.


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