Endangered species and travellers: poster
Will you be bringing souvenirs, personal or household effects across international borders?
Parts or derivatives of endangered species can be found in common items, and you may need a CITES permit to take them into or out of Canada.
- You may require permits under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to cross international borders with endangered plants or animals.
- Permits are needed for live animals or plants, as well as parts and derivatives of animals and plants. Permits may be required if you are moving, or simply travelling to a different country with animals and plants.
- There could be some exemptions from permits, for example:
- a tourist souvenir (e.g. American alligator watch strap)
- a personal effect (e.g. lynx fur coat, handbag made with leather from an endangered reptile) or
- a household effect (declared items when you immigrate or emigrate)
Check before you travel.
The importing country may also have additional requirements or restrictions.
Posters can be ordered, at no cost, by emailing: email@example.com . Please indicate which poster you wish to receive ("Travelling abroad or visiting Canada?") along with your name, the name of your organization, mailing address and the number of posters you are ordering.
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Information on requirements for bringing tourist souvenirs, personal or household effects across international borders. Also includes a picture of a scuba diver diving in a coral reef and images of items that could require permits under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
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