Introduction

View the wildlife species from New Zealand listed by CITES as of March 2021.

Our table below can help you to identify if an animal product derived from a New Zealand species will need a CITES permit before you travel. Our table lists:

Birds

  • All parrots are listed in Appendix II.
  • All birds of prey are listed in Appendix II. 
  • All owls are listed in Appendix II.
  • Check annotations for exemptions.
New Zealand birds listed by CITES
Species Scientific name Appendix

Kākāpō

Strigops habroptila

I

Red-crowned parakeet

Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae

I

Chatham Islands yellow-fronted parakeet; Forbes’ parakeet

Cyanoramphus forbesi

I

Kea

Nestor notabilis

II

Kākā

Nestor meridionalis

II

Yellow-crowned parakeet; Yellow-fronted kakariki

Cyanoramphus auriceps

II

Orange-fronted parakeet

Cyanoramphus malherbi

II

Antipodes green parrot

Cyanoramphus unicolor

II

Campbell Island brown teal

Anas nesiotis

I

Brown teal

Anas chlorotis

I

Auckland Island teal

Anas aucklandica

I

Harrier hawk

Circus Appendixroximans

II

New Zealand falcon

Falco novaeseelandiae

II

Morepork/ruru

Ninox novaeseelandiae

II

Reptiles

New Zealand reptiles listed by CITES
Species Scientific name Appendix

Tuatara

Sphenodon spp.

I

New Zealand giant geckos

Hoplodactylus spp.

III

New Zealand tree geckos / green geckos

Naultinus spp.

II

Northern brown geckos

Dactylocnemis spp.

III

Forest and alpine geckos

Mokopirirakau spp.

III

Striped geckos

Toropuku spp.

III

Harlequin geckos

Tukutuku spp.

III

Rock geckos

Woodworthia spp.

III

Mammals

New Zealand mammals listed by CITES
Species Scientific name Appendix

New Zealand fur seal/kekeno

Arctocephalus forsteri

II

Elephant seal (visitor to NZ territory)

Mirounga leonina

II

Ceteceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises)

Various species

I and II

Sharks

New Zealand sharks listed by CITES
Species Scientific name Appendix

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

II

Great hammerhead shark

Sphyrna mokarran

II

Great white shark

Carcharodon carcharias

II

Manta rays

Manta spp

II

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

II

Porbeagle shark

Lamna nasus

II

Scalloped hammerhead shark

Sphyrna lewini

II

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

II

Smooth hammerhead shark

Sphyrna zigaen

II

Whale shark

Rhincodon typus

II

Coral

New Zealand coral listed by CITES
Species Scientific name Appendix

Black coral

Antipatharia spp.

II

Plants

New Zealand plants listed by CITES
Species Scientific name Appendix

All orchids**

Orchidaceae

II

Tree ferns (Cyathea, not Dicksonia)

Cyathea spp.

II

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