CITES Appendices | 2010
Finding the applicable up-to-date CITES appendices for African game species on the complex CITES website, then factoring in the different USF&W regulations is quite a mission, so hopefully this condensed version will be useful.
Click here for a complete table of the 2010 CITES appendices, hunting quotas and USF&W Endangered Species classification for all huntable African animals.
Below are notes on specific CITES and USF&W regulations as they apply to some African game species in some hunting countries.
- Although Botswana has a CITES quota of cheetah, these animals are not hunted in Botswana.
- USF&W consider the cheetah as Endangered and will not permit cheetah trophies/products to be imported into the US from any African country.
- No cheetah trophies may be exported from South Africa.
- Elephant populations of Botswana, RSA, Namibia and Zimbabwe are classified as Appendix II. All other populations are CITES Appendix I.
- US hunters are not permitted to import any elephant trophies from any country except Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
- Forest elephants (Loxodonta cylotis) are included in the CITES data for the savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana).
- USF&W will not permit import of elephant trophies/products from Cameroon or Mozambique into the US.
- Hunting of lion is NOT permitted in Botswana at present.
- All African lion are CITES Appendix II
- USF&W will not permit import of leopard trophies/products from countries where they consider the leopard 'Endangered' which includes Central African Republic and Ethiopia. Leopard populations from 'countries south of and including Congo, Gabon, Uganda and Kenya' are considered as Threatened. USF&W has never issued a permit for any leopard trophy from north and central Africa.
- US hunters may only import 2 leopards per person per year from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Only adult males are eligible for CITES Appendix I import permit.
- All monkeys and baboons are classified as CITES Appendix II.
- USF&W consider the bontebok as Endangered and require a special permit to import bontebok hunting trophies.
- USF&W consider the brown hyena as Endangered and will not permit brown hyena trophies/products to be imported into the US. The brown hyena is not classified in CITES appendices.
- USF&W consider the Black-Faced Impala of Namibia as Endangered and will not permit black-faced impala trophies/products to be imported into the US. The black-faced impala is not classified in the CITES appendices.
- The African civet (Civettictis civetta) is a CITES Appendix III species in Botswana only, where it is not hunted anyway. All other civet populations are unclassified.
- The scientific name for this animal is Philantomba monticola but it is sometimes known as 'Cephalophus monticola'. USF&W will not accept the latter as the scientific name on the CITES Appendix II export permit. Non-compliance could result in loss of the trophy.