United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Official name Region ISO 3166-2 code Flag
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Europe
GB

Party status

Type Party status Date of joining Entry into force
Party Ratification 02 August 1976 31 October 1976

National contacts

    Management authorities

    1. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

    Contact people
    Kristopher Blake –UK CITES Management Authority
    Email
    cites.ukma [at] defra.gov.uk - Defra does not issue CITES permits or certificates. For queries about CITES permits, please –contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Details are below.
    Mailing address
    Floor 2
    Horizon House
    Deanery Road,
    Bristol BS1 5AH
    Last update
    12 January 2021

    Competent to grant permits / Competente para conceder permisos / Compétent pour délivrer les permis

    2. Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

    Centre for International Trade - Bristol
    Telephone
    +44 (117) 372 37 00
    Fax
    +44 (208) 415 25 10
    Email
    wildlife.licensing [at] apha.gov.uk (for general queries about CITES permits and certificates)
    CITESapplication [at] apha.gov.uk (to submit applications for CITES permits and certificates)
    Mailing address
    Floor 3
    Horizon House
    Deanery Road,
    Bristol BS1 5AH
    Last update
    11 March 2021

    Fauna

    1. Joint Nature Conservation Committee

    Telephone
    +44 (1733) 86 68 14/70
    Fax
    +44 (1733) 55 59 48
    Email
    vin.fleming [at] jncc.gov.uk
    alison.littlewood [at] jncc.gov.uk
    Mailing address
    Monkstone House
    City Road
    Peterborough PE1 1JY
    Last update
    14 February 2014

    Flora

    2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Telephone
    +44 (20) 83 32 52 12
    Email
    cites [at] kew.org
    Last update
    13 September 2018

    1. Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA)

    Centre for International Trade
    CITES Enforcement Liaison Team
    Telephone
    +44 (2080) 260 389
    Fax
    +44 (2080) 260 498
    Email
    aphacomplianceteam [at] apha.gov.uk
    Mailing address
    Eden Bridge House
    Lowther Street
    Carlisle CA3 8DX
    Last update
    11 November 2019

    2. UK National Wildlife Crime Unit

    Telephone
    +44 (1506) 833 722
    Email
    ukwildlifecrime [at] nwcu.pnn.police.uk
    Mailing address
    Randolphfield Police Station
    Stirling, FK8 2HD
    Last update
    11 January 2021

    3. Border Force

    National CITES Team
    Telephone
    +44 (203) 014 57 56
    Fax
    +44 (203) 014 58 08
    Email
    citesteam [at] homeoffice.gov.uk
    Mailing address
    Custom House
    Nettleton Road
    Heathrow Airport
    London TW6 2LA
    Last update
    06 December 2018

    Under the Northern Ireland Protocol agreed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union, Northern Ireland is to be considered part of the European Union with regard to CITES