German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


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The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation is the German Management Authority for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the Federal Republic of Germany. You will find on the following pages detailed information about basically and special topics on the subject.

Current issues

 The Regulation (EU) 1320/2014 for the amendment of the annexes of Regulation (EC) 338/97 was published on 01.12.2014 and will come into effet on 20.12.2014

Research project "Determination of Age and Geographical Origin of African Elephant Ivory"
 Introduction to the research project (accessible)

The appropriate information document for the 16. CITES Conference of the Parties is available on the  homepage of the CITES secretariat (document no 19)


 Form 221, pdf-file (1.1 MB): Application for import or export permit or re-export certificate

 Form 222, pdf-file (1,1MB): Application for an enclosure to an import or export permit or re-export certificate

 Form 224, pdf-file (1,5 MB): Certificate of exemption from prohibition on commercial use


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Last Change: 25/08/2014