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Species

Searchable species databases on the status of species in relation to international trade can be found at:

The current list of species included in the Annexes of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations is also available here .

Species listed in the Annexes of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

There are four Annexes (A, B, C and D) to the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. Annex D is in addition to the three Appendices of CITES and is often referred to as the “monitoring list”. It includes species that might be eligible for listing in one of the other Annexes and for which EU import levels should therefore be monitored. Also, in order to be consistent with other EU regulations on the protection of native species, such as the Habitats Directive and the Bird Directive, certain indigenous species that are listed in Appendices II and III of CITES are included in Annex A. Some species that are not listed in CITES at all are also covered by the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.

Annex

 

Annex A

  • All CITES Appendix I-listed species, except where an EU Member State has entered a reservation.
  • Some CITES Appendix II- and III-listed species, for which the EU has adopted stricter domestic measures.
  • Some non-CITES-listed species.

Annex B

  • All other CITES Appendix II-listed species, except where an EU Member State has entered a reservation.
  • Some CITES Appendix III-listed species.
  • Some non-CITES-listed species.

Annex C

  • All other CITES Appendix III-listed species, except where an EU Member State has entered a reservation.

Annex D

  • Some CITES Appendix III-listed species.
  • Some non-CITES-listed species.

Annotations: Like CITES, the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations cover all specimens, whether alive or dead, including parts and derivatives, from animal and plant species listed in the Annexes. However, through an annotation to the listing, some parts and derivatives can be exempted from certain provisions.

Hybrids: Hybrids are also covered by CITES and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations when at least one of the two ‘parents’ is a species listed in one of the four Annexes. In cases where the ‘parents’ of hybrids are species listed in different Annexes, or when only one ‘parent’ is listed in the Annexes, the provisions of the more restrictive Annex apply.