German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Hunted species protected under the German Federal Ordinance on the Conservation of Species (BArtSchV)

Hunting trophies from species listed in Annex 1 to BArtSchV but not in Annex IV to the Habitats Directive and not in the Birds Directive can be imported from third countries (countries outside of the European Union) without a permit under species conservation legislation.

This applies for example to the following hunted species:

  • Musk ox (Ovibos moschatus)
  • Red squirrel (European squirrel) (Sciurus vulgaris)
  • Wolverine (Gulo gulo)

Last Change: 02/03/2021