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Target species scientific name Common name(s) Geographic location IUCN Red List status Purpose(s) of end use Practice of use Record considered ecologically sustainable / unsustainable Publication date Entered
Rangifer tarandus tarandus reindeer Finland
Food and feed, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression Ranching, farming or cultivation or wild species Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year 7 months ago
Alopias vulpinus Common thresher shark Atlantic - northwest, Atlantic - western central
VU
Vulnerable
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year ago
Oxytenanthera abyssinica African lowland bamboo Ethiopia
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene, Energy, Decorative and aesthetic, Materials and construction Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2022 1 year 5 months ago
Pinctada maxima Australian silver-lipped pearl oyster Australia
Food and feed, Decorative and aesthetic Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2016 1 year 5 months ago
Scoliodon laticaudus Spadenosed shark, Dog shark Bangladesh
NT
Near Threatened
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered unsustainable 2015 1 year 6 months ago
Inonotus obliquus Chaga, Birch clinker, Kofukisaruno-koshikake, Sterile conk trunk rot Russian Federation
Medicine and hygiene Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2004 1 year 6 months ago
Neofelis nebulosa Clouded leopard Myanmar
VU
Vulnerable
Collection/display, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2010 1 year 6 months ago
Acer saccharum Sugar maple United States
LC
Least Concern
Food and feed, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2016 1 year 7 months ago
Panthera pardus Leopard Myanmar
VU
Vulnerable
Collection/display, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2010 1 year 6 months ago
Panthera tigris Tiger Myanmar
EN
Endangered
Collection/display, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2010 1 year 6 months ago
Pagophilus groenlandicus Harp seal Canada, Greenland, Arctic Sea
LC
Least Concern
Food and feed, Decorative and aesthetic Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year 7 months ago
Alligator mississippiensis American alligator United States
LC
Least Concern
Food and feed, Collection/display, Decorative and aesthetic, Recreation, Conservation Management, Other -- Principally the use of skins, traded in the leather industry Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2021 1 year 6 months ago
Crocodylus novaeguineae New Guinea crocodile, Irian freshwater crocodile Indonesia
LC
Least Concern
Keeping/companionship/display, Decorative and aesthetic, Other -- Adults hunted from wild for skins, hatchlings taken live and sent to ranching farms. Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year 6 months ago
Panthera leo Lion, African lion Zimbabwe
VU
Vulnerable
Collection/display, Recreation Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2006 1 year 6 months ago
Panthera leo Lion, African lion Zimbabwe
VU
Vulnerable
Collection/display, Recreation Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2007 1 year 6 months ago
Auxis spp. Bonitos Indonesia
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered unsustainable 2021 1 year 6 months ago
Anguilla rostrata American eel Canada
EN
Endangered
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression, Recreation, Conservation Management Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources No, sustainability not determined 2016 1 year 6 months ago
Pleurotus sp. Oyster mushroom Zimbabwe
Food and feed Cultivation No, sustainability not determined 2019 1 year 6 months ago
Rhynchophorus palmarum South American palm weevil Peru
Food and feed Ranching, farming or cultivation or wild species Yes, considered sustainable 2018 1 year 6 months ago
Vespa basalis Black-bellied hornet India
Food and feed Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals No, sustainability not determined 2019 1 year 6 months ago
Laccifer lacca Lac beetle, Lac bug Indonesia
Medicine and hygiene, Decorative and aesthetic, Materials and construction, Other -- Produces shellac resin, used in paints and varnishes, cosmetics, food additive, candles, electrical wire insulation and textiles Collecting or harvesting parts or products from wild animals (e.g., eggs, wild honey, vicuna fibre) Yes, considered unsustainable 2019 1 year 6 months ago
Tuber melanosporum black truffle Spain
Food and feed, Collection/display, Recreation, Other -- 'Mycotourism' is a newly emerging branch of ecotourism Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2017 1 year 6 months ago
Morchella spp. Morel mushroom Pakistan
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2022 1 year 6 months ago
Pinctada margaritifera Black lip oyster, Pearl oyster Pacific - southwest
Decorative and aesthetic Ranching, farming or cultivation or wild species Yes, considered sustainable 2016 1 year 6 months ago
Lophophora williamsii Peyote cactus United States
VU
Vulnerable
Food and feed, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression, Recreation, Other -- Used in religious Navajo sacraments - eaten or drunk as tea. Contains mescaline causing euphoria. Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2012 1 year 6 months ago
Cephalophus callipygus Peter's duiker
Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals No, sustainability not determined 1 year 7 months ago
Laminaria hyperborea Brown kelp Norway
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2011 1 year 6 months ago
Chionoecetes opilio Snow crab Norway
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2018 1 year 6 months ago
Paralithodes camtchaticus Red King crab Norway
Food and feed, Conservation Management Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2018 1 year 6 months ago
Alces alces Moose Canada
LC
Least Concern
Food and feed, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression, Decorative and aesthetic Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2021 1 year 6 months ago