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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
27-August-2012 15:52 IST
Ban on Export of Exotic Birds
As per the EXIM policy of India, the export of live exotic birds is prohibited except for Albino budgerigars, Budgerigars, Bengali finches, White finches, Zebra finches and Jawa sparrow

 

As per the EXIM policy of India, the export of live exotic birds is prohibited except for Albino budgerigars, Budgerigars, Bengali finches, White finches, Zebra finches and Jawa sparrow. The Albino budgerigars, Budgerigars, Bengali finches, White finches and Zebra finches are free to export as per the provisions of EXIM policy subject only to pre-shipment inspection. The export of Jawa sparrow is restricted and it is permitted under license, which is issued after certification from the Chief Wildlife Warden of the concerned State/Union Territory where the exotic birds have been procured to the effect that the birds to be exported are from Captive Bred Stock. Exports, if allowed, are subject to pre-shipment inspection and provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

 

          As per the information available with the Ministry, the details of export of exotic birds during the last three years, and during the current year are as follows:

S. No.

Species

Birds exported during the year (Number)

2009

2010

2011

2012

1.

Budgerigar

0

18865

124210

39160

2.

Zebra finch

0

3700

4190

4125

 

 

         

 

 

 

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has not recommended export of any exotic bird during last three years.

 

The above information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan to the Parliament today. 

 

 

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