CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments that regulate international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants. The purpose is to protect species from becoming extinct.
CITES maintains lists with endangered species threatened by extinction:
Most parrot species are listed in CITES Appendix II while some are listed in Appendix I.
Notice: CITES aims to restrict import/export of endangered species but national laws may be more strict and also restrict local trading! Make sure to have the necessary permits!
For more information: www.cites.org
The Hyacinth Macaw – Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus – is one of many species threatened by extinction and listed on CITES Appendix I.
All countries in the European Union (EU) must implement the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. These regulations aim to implement CITES uniformly in all European countries.
The EU Wildlife Trade Regulations lists endangered species as:
Notice the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations are more strict than CITES!
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/cites/legislation_en.htm
Turquoise-fronted Amazon – Amazona aestiva – is listed on CITES Appendix II like most parrot species are.