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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
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Knob wood, Oloisuki, Mkunungu Tanzania, United Republic of
LC
Least Concern
Medicine and hygiene, Energy Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2020 1 year 5 months ago
Ceratotherium simum spp. simium Southern white rhinoceros South Africa
Medicine and hygiene, Collection/display Ranching, farming or cultivation or wild species Yes, considered sustainable 2022 1 year 7 months ago
Vitellaria paradoxa Shea tree Uganda
VU
Vulnerable
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene, Decorative and aesthetic Cultivation Yes, considered sustainable 2012 1 year 5 months ago
Megadyptes antipodes Yellow-eyed Penguin New Zealand
EN
Endangered
Learning and education, Recreation Watching/experiencing terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic fauna and flora in the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2019 1 year 5 months ago
Anomalocardia flexuosa venus clam Brazil
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources No, sustainability not determined 2021 1 year 5 months ago
Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng United States
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2018 1 year 5 months ago
Vaccinium angustifolium wild blueberry United States
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene Cultivation Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year 5 months ago
Azadirachta indica Neem Ghana
LC
Least Concern
Energy Logging and/or Wood Harvesting Yes, considered sustainable 2005 1 year 5 months ago
Paracentrotus lividus Purple sea urchin Italy
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources No, sustainability not determined 2016 1 year 5 months ago
Betula pendula Silver Birch Finland
LC
Least Concern
Medicine and hygiene, Energy, Decorative and aesthetic, Materials and construction Logging and/or Wood Harvesting Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year 7 months ago
Commiphora wightii Gugal, Guggul, Mukul India
CR
Critically Endangered
Medicine and hygiene, Energy, Decorative and aesthetic Other -- Resin tapping Yes, considered unsustainable 2018 1 year 5 months ago
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Green sea urchin Arctic Sea
Food and feed, Medicine and hygiene, Conservation Management Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2020 1 year 5 months ago
Limonium carolinianum Carolina Sea Lavender Canada
LC
Least Concern
Decorative and aesthetic, Recreation Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered unsustainable 2002 1 year 5 months ago
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass United States
LC
Least Concern
Recreation Other -- Catch-Release recreational fishing Yes, considered sustainable 2018 1 year 5 months ago
Tricholoma matsutake Matsusake mushroom, [Literally 'pine mushroom' in Japanese] China
VU
Vulnerable
Food and feed Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2008 1 year 5 months ago
Anguilla japonica Japanese eel Japan
EN
Endangered
Food and feed, Conservation Management Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered unsustainable 2021 1 year 5 months ago
Onoclea struthiopteris Ostrich fern, [aka: Matteuccia struthiopteris - this study] Japan
LC
Least Concern
Food and feed Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2013 1 year 5 months ago
Anguilla anguilla European eel Czechia
CR
Critically Endangered
Food and feed, Recreation, Conservation Management Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered unsustainable 2022 1 year 5 months ago
Rumohra adiantiformis Leather fern, Lethaerleaf fern Brazil
LC
Least Concern
Decorative and aesthetic Gathering/Cutting/Collecting terrestrial plants and fungi or their products from the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2010 1 year 5 months ago
Epinephelus spp. Groupers Pacific - southwest
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered unsustainable 2007 1 year 7 months ago
Ascophyllum nodosum Rockweed Canada, United States
Other -- Fertilizer, Soil amendment Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered sustainable 2012 1 year 5 months ago
Luciola cruciata Genji firefly Japan
Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression, Recreation, Conservation Management Watching/experiencing terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic fauna and flora in the wild Yes, considered sustainable 2019 1 year 5 months ago
Apis dorsata Asian honey bee Indonesia
Food and feed Collecting or harvesting parts or products from wild animals (e.g., eggs, wild honey, vicuna fibre) No, sustainability not determined 2020 1 year 5 months ago
Pyrocoelia rufa Muju Firefly Korea, Republic of
Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression, Recreation, Conservation Management Watching/experiencing terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic fauna and flora in the wild No, sustainability not determined 2021 1 year 5 months ago
Panulirus homarus Scalloped spiny lobster Oman
LC
Least Concern
Food and feed Targeted fishing harvesting/exploiting or collecting wild aquatic resources Yes, considered unsustainable 2019 1 year 7 months ago
Python regius Ball python Togo
NT
Near Threatened
Keeping/companionship/display Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals No, sustainability not determined 2020 1 year 7 months ago
Carduelis spp and Fringilla spp. Finches Italy, Malta
Food and feed Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered unsustainable 2020 1 year 7 months ago
Swietenia macrophylla Big leaf mahogany Mexico
VU
Vulnerable
Decorative and aesthetic, Materials and construction Logging and/or Wood Harvesting No, sustainability not determined 2022 1 year 7 months ago
Ursus maritimus Polar bear Canada
VU
Vulnerable
Food and feed, Collection/display, Other -- Ceremony and ritual expression, Decorative and aesthetic, Materials and construction Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered sustainable 2009 1 year 7 months ago
Loxodonta africana African savanna elephant Botswana
EN
Endangered
Decorative and aesthetic Hunting and/or Trapping of live terrestrial and aerial animals Yes, considered sustainable 2019 1 year 7 months ago