Species trapped

Globally, wild animals now represent about 15-20% of all furs used in the trade. In North America, the largest producer of high quality wild furs, the proportion is closer to 50%. Species include muskrat, beaver, raccoon, marten, fox, coyote, bobcat and lynx. Smaller quantities of wild furs also come from Russia (sable), Europe (fox), South America (fox, nutria), and other regions.


North american fur-bearers

In the USA, five abundant species account for more than 80% of all wild fur animals taken:

 

In Canada, five abundant species account for more than 75% of all wild fur animals taken: