50 C.F.R. Subpart A—Introduction

Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries

Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries

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Subpart A—Introduction

§ 23.1   Purpose of regulations.

(a) The regulations in this part implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, TIAS 8249.

(b) The regulations identify those species of wildlife and plants included in appendix I, II or III to the Convention.

§ 23.2   Scope of regulations.

(a) The regulations of this part apply only to wildlife and plants listed in appendix I, II or III to the Convention, listed herein in §23.23 for the convenience of the public. It should be noted that many species listed in appendix I, II or III are also listed in part 17 (endangered and threatened species) or part 18 (marine mammals), and are subject to additional regulations in those parts or in part 216 (marine mammals) or parts 217–225 (endangered and threatened species) for species under jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

(b) [Reserved]

§ 23.3   Definitions.

In addition to the definitions contained in parts 10 and 17 of this subchapter, and unless the context requires otherwise, in this part:

Appendix I means the list of wildlife and plants called “Appendix I” and attached to the Convention (see §23.23 for the list).

Appendix II means the list of wildlife and plants called “Appendix II” and attached to the Convention (see §23.23 for the list).

Appendix III means the list of wildlife and plants called “Appendix III” and attached to the Convention (see §23.23 for the list).

Convention means the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, TIAS 8249.

Management Authority means a national management authority officially designated by a party to implement the present Convention, including the granting of permits or certificates for Convention purposes on behalf of the party.

Party means a country for which the Convention has entered into force, by virtue of ratification or accession.

Re-export means export of wildlife or plants that have previously been imported.

United States means all of the several states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

§ 23.4   Parties to the Convention.

The following countries are currently parties to the Convention. The name and address of the management authority is included under the name of each country. This list is for the convenience of the public, and does not preclude the application of regulations in this part 23 to importation, exportation or re-exportation to or from other countries.


The Bureau of Customs, Department of Business and Consumer Affairs, Canberra, Act 2600, Australia.


Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento, Florestal (IBDF) do Ministério da Agricultura, Palacio do Desenvolvimento, Setor Bancario Norte, 13° andar, 70000 Brazilia—DF Brazil.


The Administrator, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Canadian Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OH3, Canada.


Servico Agricola y Ganadero (SAG), Ministerio de Agricultura, Santiago, Chile.

Costa Rica

Departmento de Pesca Continental y Vida Silvestre, Ministério de Agricultura y Ganaderia, San Jose, Costa Rica.


Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nicosia, Cyprus.


Ministério de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Quito, Ecuador.

Federal Republic of Germany

Bundesminister fü Ernährung Landwirtschaft und Forsten, Rochusstrasse 1, 5300 Bonn-Duisdorf, Federal Republic of Germany.


Maa—ja Metsatalousministerio, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Bureau of Natural Resources, Hallituskatu 3 A, 00170 Helsinki 3 A, Finland.

German Democratic Republic

Ministerium für Land, Forst und Nahrungsgüterwirtschaft, der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, DDR–1157 Berlin, German Democratic Republic.


Department of Game and Wildlife, P.O. Box M 239, Accra, Ghana.


The Director of Wildlife Preservation, Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Department of Agriculture, Krishi Bhaven, New Delhi—110001, India.


Department of the Environment, P.O. Box 1430, Tehran, Iran.

Malagasy Republic

Direction des Eaux et Forets et de la Conservation des Sols, B.P. 243, Tananarive.


The Conservator of Forests, Forest Service, Curepipe, Mauritius.


Comité National de l'Environment, Direction de l'Environment, Ministère de l'Urbanisme, de l'Habitat, du Tourisme et de l'Environment, Rabat, Morocco.


Not available.


Ministère de l'Económie rurale, et du Climat, Niamey, Niger.


Not available.


The Royal Ministry of Environment, Myntgaten 2, P.O. Box 8012 Oslo-Dep., N—Oslo 1, Norway.


Mr. A.M. Khattak, Inspector General of Forests/Member Secretary, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Cooperatives, Under-Developed Areas and Land Reforms (Food and Agriculture Division), National Council for Conservation of Wildlife, Bungalow No.: 4–G, St. No.: 51, F.6/Islamabad, Pakistan.

Papua New Guinea

The Conservator of Fauna, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 2585, Konedobu, Papua, New Guinea.


Not available.


Direccion General Forestal y de Fauna, Natalio Sánches 220, 3er. piso, Jesús Maria, Lima, Peru.

South Africa

The Secretary, Department of Planning and the Environment, Private Bag X 213, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.


Lantbruksstyrelsen, Vallgatan 6, S–551 83 Jonkoping, Sweden.


Office veterinaire federal, Thunstrasse 17, 3005 Berne 6, Switzerland.


Direction des Forets, 36, rue Alain Savary, Tunis, Tunisia.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Not available.

United Arab Emirates

Not available.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Department of the Environment, 17/19 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1LN, England.

United States of America

Chief, Federal Wildlife Permit Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 18th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 20240 U.S.A.


Presidente del Instituto Nacional para le Preservacion del Medio Ambiente, Ministerio de Education y Cultura, Sarandi 444, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Le Commissaire d'Etat a l'Environment, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme Boite Postale 12348, Kinshasa/Gombe, Zaire.

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