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UAE bans import and export of endangered birds

posted on 27/10/2001: 1984 views


The UAE has banned the importation and exportation of bustard and other endangered birds. A ministerial decree issued today by Saeed bin Mohammed Al Ragabani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, puts into force the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES.



The decree makes it strictly prohibited the importation, exportation or re-exportation of all kinds of live or dead bustards, and other endangered animals, including birds, or products which fall under the list of items banned by the CITES unless the person has CITES permit through the Ministry, which allows him/her to do so.



The decree also bans the importation of live falcons, the species of which is on the CITES list, through the country's air, sea and land borders, before September1 to March31 of every year. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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