International trade in protected animals and plants

How wildlife trade regulations affect you and protect both land and aquatic species.


Services and information

Trade in protected species: international convention for protection of animals and plants

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Endangered species and trade

Do you buy, sell, import and/or export wildlife species or products that contain wildlife parts or derivatives?

Permits for trade in protected species

Information on Environment and Climate Change Canada's permits.

Trade impacts on animals and plants

Trade impact reviews for species listed on CITES, including Atlantic sturgeon, ginseng and polar bear.

Endangered species and the international traveller

Rules about bringing souvenirs, exotic pets or personal items across international borders.

Avoid importing illegal forest products

Laws about importing forest products.

Wildlife enforcement

Enforcement of regulations governing trade in wildlife.

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