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Alien Organisms and trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Trade of parrots - effects on populations

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Ordered: 19.02.2020

Publishing: 10.12.2020

Key message:

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for food and environment (VKM) will prepare a risk assessment on the effects of international trade on populations of endangered parrot species.

The risk assessment will focus on parrots listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendix I (Norwegian list A). The risk assessment is primarily restricted to parrot species that have been imported/exported to/from Norway since 2010.

Endangered species

Species listed on CITES Appendix 1 are endangered. There are 55 species of parrots included in this Appendix. For importing Appendix I parrot species to Norway, a CITES export permit from the CITES authorities of the exporting country and an import permit from the Norwegian Environment Agency are required. Moreover, in Norway, possession of all Appendix I listed living vertebrates requires a CITES certificate of ownership and marking.

The Norwegian Environment Agency receives import applications for endangered parrot species, and does therefore require an updated scientific risk assessment to assist the processing of import applications.

The project group

The VKM project group consist of:

  • Katrine Eldegard, Panel on alien species and trade in endangered species (CITES), chair of the project group
  • Eli Rueness, Panel on alien species and trade in endangered species (CITES)
  • Hugo de Boer, Panel on alien species and trade in endangered species (CITES)
  • Maria Asmyhr, VKM secretariat and project manager

The VKM panel on alien organismes and trade in endangered species (CITES) is responsible for approving the risk assessment. The risk assessment is due to be published on 10 December 2020.


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