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Indicator 15.7.1 Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked

Border Force Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) seizures

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Headline data

Source: Border Force, UK Visas and Immigration, and Immigration Enforcement

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Number

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Border Force Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) seizures

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Number

Definitions

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. CITES accords varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants, whether they are traded as live specimens, fur coats or dried herbs.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Figures provided in Border Force transparency data.

Other information

For further information please see UNEP checklist of CITES species @ http://checklist.cites.org/#/en This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked

Target name

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Organisation

Border Force, UK Visas and Immigration, and Immigration Enforcement

Periodicity

Quarterly

Earliest available data

2013

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

28/02/2019

Next release

01/05/2019

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details
Other information

Please note that the total number of seizures may not equate to the sum of the CITES seizures, this is due to the possibility of multiple seizures. A multiple seizure is where two or more category types (e.g. caviar and timber) are seized on a particular occasion. The occasion is counted once in the total number of seizures, but a seizure is counted against each category.