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Import of hunting trophies for personal use.

When importing hunting trophies, the regulations of international and national species protection laws must be observed.

On the following pages you will find more detailed information on the protection regulations of hunting-relevant species as well as current decisions for the issuance of import permits related to individual populations.

The explanations concern only imports of hunting trophies from third countries (countries outside the European Union) for personal use.

WA-Ware Anhang A / I

  • Elephant - African (Loxodonta africana)
  • Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
  • Himalayan sheep (Ovis ammon hodgsonii)
  • Leopard (Panthera pardus)
  • Markhor, Markhor (Capra falconeri)

Species Annex B to Regulation (EG) 338/97 listed in Annex XIII of Regulation (EG) 865/2006

  • African elephant-Appendix B Populations (Loxodonta africana)
  • Southern white rhinoceros (Cerathoterium snub nose)
  • Lion (Panthera leo)
  • Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
  • Wild sheep (Ovis ammon)
  • Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

WA-Ware Appendix B / II

The following rules apply only to self-hunted Hunting trophies of species listed in Annex B to Regulation (EG) No.. 338/97, which are not simultaneously in Annex XIII of the VO(EG) 865/2006 . (more information at the end of this page).

To import this hunting trophies from third countries (Countries outside the European Union) for personal use are the original and a copy of the WA export document of origin at the customs office of import- submit or exporting country. The importer will receive a copy of the export document using the import certificate from the customs office passed. The importer receives the copy of the export document with the import note from the customs office. The original export document is sent by the customs office to the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) for statistical recording. An import permit is not required in this case.

The facilitations listed for importing products for personal use can only be applied to species , listed in Annex B of Regulation (EG) No.. 338/97 , . For live animals or imports for commercial purposes, these concessions do not apply.

The provisions mentioned concern among others. following hunting-related species:

North America

  • Bighorn Sheep Only the population of Mexico (Ovis canadensis)
  • Otter - Canadian (Lontra canadensis)
  • Lynx - North American (Lynx canadensis)
  • Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia)
  • Puma (Puma concolor, with the exception of the subspecies Puma concolor costaricensis - Costa Rica puma)
  • Florida Puma (Puma concolor coryi)
  • East American cougar (Puma concolor cougar)
  • Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
  • Black Bear (American bear)

Asia

  • Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica)
  • Caucasian ibex (Caucasian Capra)

South

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

WA-Ware Appendix C & D

For the importation of hunting trophies from third countries (Countries outside the European Union) as personal effects of species, in Annexes C and D of Regulation (EG) No.. 338/97 ., - no Cites documents are required.

These provisions apply among other things. for the following hunting-related species:

  • Bengal Fox (Vulpes bengalensis)
  • Barbary red deer (Cervus elaphus barbarus)
  • Bezor goat (Goat aegagrus), Attention: additional approval requirement due to simultaneous listing in the FFH -Guideline
  • Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur)
  • Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica)
  • Aardwolf (Proteles cristatus)
  • Golden jackal (Canis aureus)
  • Mouse deer- African (Hyemoschus aquaticus)
  • Blackbuck (antelope cervicapra)
  • Honey badger (Mellivora capensis)
  • Four Horn Antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis)
  • Water buffalo (Bubalus arnee)
  • Central American White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus mayensis)
  • Civet - African (Civettictis owl)

Habitats Directives

All species , listed in Annex IV of the European Union Habitats Directive, subject to a national property- and marketing ban. These prohibitions also include hunting trophies.

Exceptions to the prohibitions on possession of hunting trophies, the third country (Countries outside the European Union) to be introduced, can by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) be granted. The application must be submitted informally, specifying the type and country of origin and with a copy of hunting license. The decision is made on an individual basis method based on an opinion of the Scientific Authority. This required extensive research and possible further inquiries to the authorities of the country of origin are required. The process can take several months to complete, under certain circumstances. The applicant may need to reckon with a rejection of the application.

The following hunting-relevant species are listed in Annex IV of the Habitats Directive and are subject to the strict regulations mentioned:

  • Beaver - European (Castor fiber, with the exception of Sweden, Finnish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Polish population)
  • Bezor goat (Goat aegagrus)
  • Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica, Subspecies spread in the Balkans and in Greece, Albania, Bulgaria)
  • Chamois (Rupicapra ornata)
  • Iberiensteinbock (Pyrenean Ibex)
  • Polar Fuchs (Alopex lagopus)
  • Red Deer – Tyrrhenischer, Dwarf red deer (Cervus elaphus corsicanus)
  • Bison (Bison bonasus)

Birds Directives

All species , that are listed in the Birds Directive of the European Union, subject to a national property- and marketing ban. This includes all European bird species.

Exceptions to the prohibitions on possession of hunting trophies, the third country (Countries outside the European Union) to be introduced, can by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) be granted.

The application must be submitted informally, specifying the type and country of origin and with a copy of hunting license. The decision is made on an individual basis method based on an opinion of the Scientific Authority. This required extensive research and possible further inquiries to the authorities of the country of origin are required. The process can take several months to complete, under certain circumstances. The applicant may need to reckon with a rejection of the application.

Deviating from the aforementioned provisions, dead birds of the species, in the § 2 (1) Point 2 are the Federal Hunting Law, be spent for personal use or as a household without a dispensation or exemption from a third country directly into the domestic.

The following species:

  • Ptarmigan (lagopus speechless)
  • Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
  • Scaup (Aythya marila)
  • Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix)
  • Bean goose (Anser albifrons)
  • Coot (Fulica atra)
  • Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
  • Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
  • Eider duck (Somateria mollissima)
  • Long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis)
  • Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
  • Goosander (Mergus merganser)
  • Gray goose (Anser anser)
  • Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea)
  • Hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)
  • Grebes (Podiceps cristatus)
  • Gull (The gull fnscns)
  • Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
  • Dove (Columba oenas)
  • Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
  • Pochard (Netta rufina)
  • Imperial Raven (Corvus corax)
  • Teal (Anas crecca)
  • Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchos)
  • Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
  • Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
  • Gull (Larus marinus)
  • Red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator)
  • Wigeon (Anas penelope)
  • Rackelwild (Lyrurus tetrix x Tetrao urogallus)
  • Partridge (Perdix perdix)
  • Tufted (Aythya fuligula)
  • Brent goose (Branta bernicla)
  • Ringdove (Columba palumbus)
  • Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)
  • Velvet scoter duck (Melanitta fusca)
  • Shrill Spring (Bucephala clangula)
  • Gadwall (Anas strepera)
  • Blackheaded gull (Larus melanocephalus)
  • Herring gull (Larus argentatus)
  • Pintail (Northern pintail)
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • Mew gull (Larus)
  • Pochard (Aythya ferina)
  • Scoter (Melanitta nigra)
  • Collard dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
  • Quail (Coturnix coturnix)
  • Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
  • Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
  • Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
  • Little Gull (The gull minute)
  • Smew (Mergus albellus)

Source:BfN

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