German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Import of hunting trophies for personal effects

For the import of hunting trophies it is necessary to comply with the provisions of both international and national species conservation laws.

On the following pages you will find more detailed information on the conservation legislation concerning hunted species along with recent decisions on the issue of import permits with reference to individual populations.

The provisions may change at short notice due to decisions taken at national or international level. Although this information is revised regularly, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) can only guarantee the accuracy of this information up to the stated date of publication. For this reason, we recommend a telephone enquiry to the BfN on +49-228-8491-0 before the planned hunt. A telephone enquiry is also necessary if the species that you are interested in cannot be found in the alphabetical species lists.

These provisions apply exclusively to imports of hunting trophies from third countries (countries outside of the European Union) for personal effects.

Alphabetical Species List

'European Union Birds Directive'.

Last Change: 30/06/2020