Varanus niloticus (Nile Monitor)

In 2013, wild-sourced imports principally consisted of 26 847 skins imported for commercial purposes from Mali (61%) and Chad (39%). In addition, 358 live individuals were imported for commercial purposes, of which 58% were wild-sourced and the remainder were ranched. Imports of wild-sourced skins in 2013 increased by almost three-fold compared to 2012 however 2013 import levels were still the second lowest since 2004.