Endangered species list

Approximately 5 000 animal species and 30 000 plant species are protected by CITES from unsustainable international trade. These species are listed in CITES Appendix I, II or III according to the level of protection they need.

Canada implements the protection of CITES listed species through Schedule I of the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations (WAPTR).

To find out whether the species you would like to bring in or out of the country is protected under CITES Appendices, please use this species search tool.


Information on obtaining CITES permits in Canada can be found on the Permits website.

The CITES Secretariat produces several tools which provide useful information on species listed in CITES. These tools are found via the CITES Secretariat website.

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