2010 Summary for Ornithoptera croesus (Wallace's Golden Birdwing)
Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: bodies
Principal source: ranched
Top EU importer: Germany, France
Top Trading Partner: Indonesia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Endangered
EU imports in 2010 principally consisted of ranched bodies originating in Indonesia (824 bodies) which were primarily imported for commercial purposes; six pre-Convention bodies were also imported via San Marino from an unknown country of origin. Imports of ranched bodies decreased by 21% between 2009 and 2010.
An import suspension has been in place for wild specimens from Indonesia since 19/09/1999. The species was reviewed for SRG 50 and a decision was taken to form a negative opinion for ranched specimens from Indonesia if no information about ranching could be provided. In the absence of such information, SRG 50/6 should be revisited in reference to ranched specimens from Indonesia.