Ceratotherium simum simum

(Southern White Rhinoceros)

EU imports of Ceratotherium simum simum skins, skulls and trophies, 2004-2013

Imports in 2013 comprised wild-sourced trophy items reported as either purpose ‘H’ or ‘P’ from South Africa: 37 trophies, 16 feet, 12 horns, seven skins, two tails, and one skull. A permit analysis revealed eight cases where multiple trophy items were exported on the same permit, potentially reducing the number of individuals in trade to 46, more than double compared to 2012 (21). Ceratotherium simum simum from South Africa was reviewed for SRG 68 following which a positive opinion was formed on 28/05/2014. Ceratotherium simum simum hunting trophies are subject to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 338/97, as per Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/870.