Argali, or the mountain sheep Ovis ammon © Alexander Kreik / WWF-Russia

Argali Ovis: hunting trophies

Argali, or the mountain sheep Ovis ammon © Alexander Kreik / WWF-Russia


Published 1 July 2014


Central Asian border controls lifted - Wildlife trade under the spotlight

Bonn, Germany, 1st July 2014 – Member countries of the newly established Eurasian Customs Union (ECU, comprising Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) need to take a well-coordinated approach to better regulate wildlife trade and prevent potential negative impacts on the survival of Central Asia’s wildlife, finds a new series of studies released today. 

A Framework for CITES non-detriment findings for hunting trophies with a focus on Argali Ovis ammon

Report author(s):
Rob Parry-Jones

Publication date:
July 2014


The study is also available in Russian.

TRAFFIC was commissioned by the CITES Secretariat with funding from the European Union to compile this reports examining these and other wildlife trade issues, aimed at strengthening the capacities to implement and enforce CITES in Central Asia and Russia. TRAFFIC hopes that these reports will contribute to fostering regional co-ordination, co-operation and information exchange among the relevant countries of the Central Asian region and will continue to support the countries in managing the use and trade in wild animals and plants in the region.


CITES, the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Find out more here.