Endangered species

Some species are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They cannot be exported without a certificate. This certificate has to be issued at the time of purchase of the plant/animal.

You have to check if your animal or plant belongs to a CITES species. A specimen of a CITES-listed species may be imported to France only if the appropriate document has been obtained and presented for clearance at the port of entry.

If your animal/plant belongs to a CITES-listed specie or if your need more information about the CITES, please contact the Management Authorities of the UK (See the address below).

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Global Wildlife Division
1st Floor, Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
BRISTOL BS1 6EB
Tel: +44 (117) 372 80 17
Fax: +44 (117) 372 82 06
Email: cites.ukma@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Web: http://www.ukcites.gov.uk

For further information about the CITES, please consult the following websites :

http://www.cites.org

http://www.unep-wcmc.org : On this website, you can use the index of species to find out if your animal/plant belongs to the CITES species.

If you want to consult the community regulation about the CITES,please see the website below:
http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/cites/legislation_en.htm

Published on 07/11/2012

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