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:
NOTICE: All parrot species belong to the order Psittaciformes, which is included in CITES Appendix II except for those species that are included in Appendix I; also excluded are Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) and Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula Krameri), which are not included in any of the CITES appendixes.
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
CITES restricts the trading of wild birds; species listed on CITES Appendix I may only be traded if you have a special permit, which require some exceptional circumstances!
However, birds breed in captivity may be traded as long as the seller provide a CITES certificate which documents the bird has been breed in captivity. If you are a breeder you must contact your national CITES agency to acquire a certificate before trading!
The following species are listed on CITES Appendix I (updated on July 14th, 2021):
All other parrot species are included in Appendix II with the following exceptions, which are not listed in any CITES Appendix:
Turquoise-fronted Amazon – Amazona aestiva – is listed on CITES Appendix II like most parrot species are.