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Scheduled Species

Over 30,000 scheduled species are listed in Appendices I, II and III in Schedule 1 to the Ordinance in accordance with CITES. Some of them are used for medicines, pets, plants, ornaments, food, leather and fur in Hong Kong.

Examples of Appendix I species

Tiger
Elephants **
Cheetah
[Tiger]
[Elephant]
[Cheetah]
Rhinos
Sulphur crested cockatoo
Slipper orchids
[Rhino]
[Cockatoo]
[Slipper Orchid]
Sea turtles
Asiatic bony tongue
 
[Sea Turtle]
[Asiatic bony tongue]
 
Ivory carving
Rhino horn and skin
Shahtoosh shawl
[Ivory carving]
[Rhino horn and skin]
[Shahtoosh shawl]

 


Examples of Appendix II species

Saiga horn
Musk pod and musk grain*
Pangolins
[Saiga horn]
[Musk pod and musk grain]
[Pangolins]
Bear gall bladder and bear bile*
Parrots*
Hwamei
[Bear gall bladder and bear bile]
[Parrots]
[Hwamei]
Owls*
Three-lined box turtle
Indian star tortoise
[Owls]
[Three-lined box turtle]
[Indian star tortoise]
Crocodiles*
Pythons*
Chameleons*
[Crocodiles]
[Pythons]
[Chameleons]
Probeagle shark
Oceanic whitetip shark fin
Giant clams
 [PROBES]
[WTF]
[Giant clams]
Caviar*
Coral skeleton
Humphead wrasse
[Caviar]
[Coral skeleton]
[HHW]
Seahorses
American ginseng
Cacti*
[Seahorses]
[American ginseng]
[Cacti]
Orchids*
[Orchids]
 
 
Pitcher plants*
Succulent euphorbias*
Venus flytrap
[Pitcher plants]
[Succulent euphorbias]
[Venus flytrap]
Dendrobium*
[Dendrobium]

*Some of the species are scheduled in Appendix I.

** Hong Kong has adopted stricter measures banning the import and re-export of elephant hunting trophies and all elephant ivory and its products (except antique ivory) except in certain circumstances in accordance with the Ordinance.


Examples of Appendix III species

Chinese stripe-necked turtle (China)

Sea coconut (Seychelles)

[Chinese stripe-necked turtle (China)]
[Sea Coconut]

 

To view more images of endangered species, please visit the Photo Gallery of CITES website.

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Last Review Date : 01 May 2018