What is CITES?

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.

There is a list of animals and plants that have to be registered and permission granted to import into Australia. Items belonging to animals on this list will be accompanied by a copy of the import permit to prove adherance to the law.

For more information please see CITES