§ Lord Rotherwick
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many seizures of imports there have been under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Regulations in 2003; and how many of those seizures have resulted in prosecutions. [HL3415]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty):
There were 411 seizures at import for the period in question.
2003 Number of seizures Number of items seized Weight of items seized (kg) Live animals and birds 99 2,925 Parts and derivatives of endangered species 144 2,143 Ivory 33 145 Plants 15 2,044 Other CITES listed species 53 18,972 29 73.5
2003 Number of seizures Number of items seized Weight of items seized (kg) Preparations of oriental medicines that include parts of derivatives of endangered species 20 5,042,728 18 469.3
None of the cases resulted in a prosecution.