International trade in protected animals and plants

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


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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

The international convention (known as CITES) that protects terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants.

Endangered species and trade

What you need to know if you sell, import or export wildlife (or products containing wildlife parts or derivatives).

Permits for transporting wildlife across borders

Permits to transport CITES-listed species—live specimens, products and/or parts—across international borders.

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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