Wildlife Imports

Rhesus MacaqueIn 2002, industrialized nations legally imported 38,500 primates in 2002, and each year the United States imports over 20,000 primates, most of which are used in animal testing laboratories.

World Totals in live animals per year

Primates (38,500 total)
USA – 51%
Japan – 16%
France – 9%
UK – 6%
Canada – 3%
Belgium – 3%
Netherlands – 2%
Germany – 2%
Other – 9%

Lizards (1,157,000 total)

USA – 67%
Spain – 6%
Germany – 4%
South Korea – 4%
Japan – 3%
Italy – 3%
Canada – 2%
Mexico – 2%
France – 2%
Other – 7%

Snakes (372,400 total)
USA – 68%
Italy – 5%
Germany  -5%
China – 4%
Hong Kong – 3%
France – 3%
Taiwan – 2%
Spain – 2%
Japan – 2%
Canada – 2%
Other – 4%

Parrots (385,600 total)
Italy – 13%
Spain – 9%
Singapore – 8%
France – 8%
USA – 8%
Japan – 5%
UK – 5%
Portugal – 5%
Thailand – 4%
Indonesia – 4%
Greece – 4%
Israel – 3%
Taiwan – 3%
Mexico – 3%
Saudi Arabia – 2%
Other – 17%

Tortoises (26,200 total)
Japan – 29%
Taiwan – 9%
Germany – 7%
India – 7%
Spain – 6%
France – 6%
Hong Kong – 6%
UK – 6%
Italy – 5%
Netherlands – 5%
South Korea – 5%
Madagascar – 3%
Mexico – 2%
Other – 4%

About The Author

Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.

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