German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Hunted species protected according to Annex B to Regulation (EC) No. 338/97 and not simultaneously listed in Annex XIII of Reg.(EC) No. 865/2006

The following regulations apply exclusively to trophies of species listed in Annex B to Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97 and not simultaneously listed in Annex XIII of Reg.(EC) No. 865/2006 (detailed information see at the end of this site), hunted by the individual concerned.

For the import of these hunting trophies from third countries (countries outside of the European Union) for personal effects is there a requirement to present the original and a copy of the CITES export document from the country of origin or export at the customs office of entry. The customs office applies its import stamp to the copy of the export document and returns it to the importer. This document then constitutes the valid certificate of origin for the imported trophies. The original export document is forwarded by the customs office to the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) for entry into its statistical records. In this case no import permit is required.

The concessions on the import of derivatives for personal effects can only be applied for species listed in Annex B to Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97. These concessions are not applicable to live animals or imports for commercial purposes.

The provisions mentioned apply to the following hunted species, among others:


  • American black bear (Ursus americanus)
  • Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia)
  • Bighorn sheep-only Mexican population (Ovis canadensis)
  • Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
  • Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis)
  • Mexican bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)
  • North American river otter (Lontra canadensis)
  • Puma (Puma concolor, with the exception of subspecies Puma concolor costaricensis - Costa Rican puma)
  • Eastern puma (Puma concolor cougar)
  • Florida puma (Puma concolor coryi)


  • Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

  • Caucasian Ibex (Capra caucasica)

  • Afghanisches Urial (Ovis cycloceros arkal)

  • Afghanisches Urial (Ovis cycloceros cycloceros)

  • Arabic Wild Sheep (Ovis arabica)

  • Bukhara Urial (Ovis bochariensis)

  • Punjab Urial (Ovis punjabiensis)


  • Asian caracal (Caracal caracal)
  • Blue duiker (Philantomba monticola)
  • Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus)
  • Hartmann's mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae, with the exception of the Angolan population)
  • Kap mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra)
  • Lechwe (Kobus leche)
  • Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, populations of Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda only)
  • Serval (Leptailurus serval)

These species are excepted from the mentioned provisions - import without import permit - due to the amendments of the Regulation (EC) 865/2006, entered into force on 05.02.2015.

Last Change: 12/09/2019