Export/import of CITES documents
Astrochelys radiata is listed in Appendix I of the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and is considered a critically endangered species. Both taking from the wild (caught in the wild) and trading in living and dead specimens and their products is strictly prohibited. The restricted trade and border crossing of offspring is enforced by the international CITES Convention. CITES agreement regulated.
Our private breeding has all the necessary provenances, so it is possible to export offspring abroad. However, since Switzerland is not part of the European Union, applying for and declaring CITES papers involves some effort. Please note the following guidelines:
We ask all foreign interested parties to inquire about a CITES import permit and all necessary formalities at the respective national authorities before making a purchase request. In some countries a border veterinarian must be present when importing exotics. Please also pay attention to the opening hours of the counters (on weekends live animals are sometimes not cleared)!