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Animal Products: Imports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 22019, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many imports of hunting trophies from (a) African Lion, Panthera leo, (b) Tiger, Panthera tigris, (c) African elephant, Loxodonta africana, (d) Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, and (e) Polar bear, Ursus maritimus were recorded under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, in the UK in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, and (d) 2020.

Answered on

2 July 2021

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The table below shows how many imports of hunting trophies from African lion (Panthera leo), Tiger (Panthera tigris), African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), and Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) were recorded under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, in the UK in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

African lion, Panthera leo

9

15

6

4

5

Tiger, Panthera tigris

0

0

0

0

0

African elephant, Loxodonta africana

56

30

9

3

4

Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus

0

0

0

0

0

Polar bear, Ursus maritimus

0

2

0

0

0

Original answer

The table below illustrates how many imports of hunting trophies from African Lion, Panthera leo, Tiger, Panthera tigris, African elephant, Loxodonta africana, Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, and Polar bear, Ursus maritimus were recorded under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, in the UK in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

African Lion, Panthera leo

4

9

6

5

4

Tiger, Panthera tigris

0

0

0

0

0

African elephant, Loxodonta africana

7

6

6

2

3

Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus

0

0

0

0

0

Polar bear, Ursus maritimus

1

3

1

3

1