Following the 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in November 2022, the species below have been included in Appendix I of the CITES Convention and Annex A of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.
|Species up-listed to Appendix I/ Annex A|
|Scientific Name||Common Name||Distinguishing features||Photo||Implementation Period from COP|
|Pycnonotus zeylanicus||Straw-headed bulbul||- size c. 29 cm;|
- yellow crown and black line stripped across the eyes from the mouth edge;
-colourful line down to the side of the neck.
|Tiliqua adelaidensis||Pygmy Bluetongue lizard||- less than 20 cm; |
-limbs and tail with scattered darker spots and blotches mixed with paler scales, a white/cream belly, scales with pale brown margins, and short limbs.
|Batagur kachuga||Red-crowned roofed turtle||- Freshwater turtle;|
- Six distinct bright red stripes on the head during the breeding season;
- Obtuse and moderately prominent snout.
|Cuora galbinifrons||Indochinese box turtle||- Head colouration showing mixed black, orange, yellow, pink and white patterns.||90 days|
|Kinosternon cora||Cora Mud turtle||- Reduced and weakly movable plastron; |
- Larger and darker than K. vogti.
|Kinosternon vogti||Mud turtles||- Smaller body size compared to the other species in the genus;|
- Yellow rostral shield in males.
|Nilssonia leithii||Leith's softshell turtle||- Longer and pointed snout;|
- Characteristic red marked head.
Trade of these specimens (whole, live or dead, parts and derivatives) now requires Article 10 Certificates in EU countries as well as CITES Import and Export Permits in case of trade with non-EU countries.
In case of possession of any of the species in Table 1, register them with the ERA by 28th February by completing the simple form at the following link. Following the 28th February, trade in these species needs to be accompanied by CITES permits.
Think ahead- If you don’t register these species, you cannot trade them or their offspring!
Other species have been listed in Appendix II/ Annex B – Trade of specimens of species up-listed in Table 2 now requires proof of legal acquisition in case of Import and Export. You do not need to register them with ERA.
|Species uplisted to Appendix II/ Annex B|
|Scientific Name||Common Name||Photo||Notes|
|Cynomys mexicanus||Mexican Prairie Dog||Downlisted from Appendix I|
|Branta hutchinsii leucopareira||Aleutian Cackling goose||Downlisted from Appendix I|
|Kittacincla malabarica||White-rumped shama|
|Phoebastria albatrus||Short-tailed albatross||Downlisted from Appendix I|
|Physignathus cocincinus||(Chinese) Water dragon|
|Cyrtodactylus jeyporensis||Jeypore hill gecko|
|Tarentola chazaliae||Helmethead gecko|
|Phrynosoma spp.||Horned lizards||All family listed|
|Epicrates inornatus||Puerto Rican Boa||Downlisted from Appendix I|
|Chelus fimbriata||Amazon matamata turtle|
|Chelus orinocensis||Orinoco matamata turtle|
|Macrochelys temminckii||Alligator snapping turtle|
|Chelydra serpentina||Common snapping turtle|
|Graptemys barbouri, G. ernesti, G. gibbonsi, G. pearlensis, G. pulchra||Broad headed map turtles|
|Rhinoclemmys spp.||Neotropical wood turtles||All family listed|
|Claudius angustatus||Narrow bridged musk turtle|
|Kinosternon spp.||Mud turtles||All family except those in Appendix I|
|Staurotypus triporcatus||Mexican Musk turtle|
|Staurotypus salvinii||Giant musk turtle|
|Sternotherus spp.||Musk turtles||All family listed|
|Apalone spp.||American softshell turtles||All family except those in Appendix I|
|Centrolenidae||Glass frogs||All family listed|
|Agalychnis lemur||Lemur frog||Zero export quota from the wild
|Laotriton laoensis||Laos warty newt||Zero export quota from the wild
|Carcharinidae||Requiem sharks||All family listed|
|Sphyrnidae spp.||Hammer-head sharks||All family listed|
|Potamotrygon albimaculata, P. henlei, P. jabuti, P. leopoldi, P. marquesi, P. signati, P. wallacei,||Fresh water stingrays|
|Hypancistrus zebra||Zebra pleco||Zero export quota from the wild
|Rhinobatidae||Guitarfishes||All family listed|
|Thelenota spp.||Sea cucumbers||All family listed. Delayed implementation 18 months|
|Handroanthus spp., Tabebuia spp., Roseodendron spp.||Trumpet trees||All family listed. Delayed implementation 24 months|
|Rhodiola spp.||Rhodiola||All family listed|
|Afzelia spp.||Pod mahogany||All family listed|
|Pterocarpus spp.||African rosewood||All African populations of all family listed|
|Khaya spp.||African mahogany||All family listed|
|How to apply for Registration
1. For every specimen, make sure to have the necessary proof of legal acquisition dating (such as an receipt) before entry into force of the regulation;
2. Make sure that specimen/s are uniquely marked in one of the following ways:
a. By using ISO Standard unalterable microchips (in case of reptiles, and mammals or any avifauna which is not marked by a closed ring); or
b. uniquely marked seamless closed-rings (in case of avifauna). Avifauna already marked by a uniquely marked seamless closed-ring, do not requre to be microchipped.
3. Download the registration form from the link;
4. Infill the form providing the proof of legal acquisition and photos of the specimens. In case of avifauna, photos of the ring is to be shown;
5. Submit the form to ERA through the postal address, email or by hand.
ERA shall issue a letter registering the specimen accordingly, which may follow by an inspection of the specimen.