Customs information by the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Alongside the destruction of habitats, the economic exploitation of animals and plants is one of the greatest dangers facing the animal and plant worlds. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, in short the Washington Convention, is a legally binding international agreement dating from 1973 to protect endangered species of animals and plants. It is also known internationally as CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
CITES - Protection of species of plants and animals from extinction
Regulations for the import of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to the European Union
Here you will find detailed information about the regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), advice on application procedures in relation with CITES, the import of hunting trophies and much more.
The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)