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Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Schedule inserted as Schedule 4

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I. Animals the Sale etc. of Which is Restricted

This Schedule applies to the following kinds of animals, namely—


1The kinds of mammal specified in the first column below—E+W+S+N.I.

KindCommon name
BettongiaRat kangaroo
Caloprymnus campestrisDesert rat-kangaroo
Lagorchestes hirsutusWestern hare-wallaby
Lagostrophus fasciatusBanded hare-wallaby
Onychogalea fraenataBridle nail-tailed wallaby
Onychogalea lunataCrescent nail-tailed wallaby
Lasiorhinus krefftiiQueensland hairy-nosed wombat
Chaeropus ecaudatusPig-footed bandicoot
Macrotis lagotisRabbit-bandicoot
Macrotis leucaraLesser rabbit-bandicoot
Perameles bougainvilleWestern barred bandicoot
Sminthopsis longicaudataLong-tailed dunnart
Sminthopsis psammophilaSandhill dunnart
Thylacinus cynocephalusTasmanian wolf
AllocebusHairy-eared dwarf lemur
CheirogaleusDwarf lemurs
HapalemurGentle lemurs
LepilemurSportive and weasel lemurs
MicrocebusMouse lemurs
PhanerFork-marked mouse lemurs
AvahiAvahis (otherwise known as Woolly indris)
Daubentonia madagascariensisAye-aye
Callimico goeldiiGoeldi’s marmoset (otherwise known as Goeldi’s tamarin)
Callithrix auritaWhite eared marmoset
Callithrix flavicepsBuff-headed marmoset
LeontopithecusManed tamarin (otherwise known as Golden tamarin)
Saguinus bicolorPied tamarin
Saguinus geoffroyiGeoffroy’s tamarin
Saguinus leucopusWhite-footed tamarin
Saguinus oedipusCotton-headed tamarin
Alouatta palliata (otherwise known as Alouatta villosa)Mantled howler
Ateles geoffroyi frontatusBlack-browed spider monkey
Ateles geoffroyi panamensisRed spider monkey
Brachyteles arachnoidesWoolly spider monkey
Chiropotes albinasusWhite-nosed saki
Saimiri oerstediiRed-backed squirrel monkey
Cercocebus galeritus galeritusTana River mangabey
Cercopithecus dianaDiana monkey
Colobus badius kirkiiKirk’s red colobus (otherwise known as Zanzibar red colobus)
Colobus badius rufomitratusTana River red colobus
Macaca silenusLion-tailed macaque
Nasalis larvatusProboscis monkey
Papio leucophaeus (otherwise known as Mandrillus leucophaeus)Drill
Papio sphinx (otherwise known as Mandrillus sphinx)Mandrill
Presbytis entellusLangur (otherwise known as Entellus langur or True langur)
Presbytis geeiGolden langur
Presbytis pileatusCaped langur
Presbytis potenzianiMentawi leaf monkey
Pygathrix nemaeusDouc langur
Rhinopithecus roxellanaeSnub-nosed langur
Simias concolorMentawi snub-nosed langur
Symphalangus syndactylusSiamang
PongidaeGreat apes
Pridontes giganteus (otherwise known as Priodontes maximus)Giant armadillo
Manis temminckiSouth African pangolin
Rabbits and haresE+W+S+N.I.
Caprolagus hispidusAssam rabbit (otherwise known as Hispid hare)
Romerolagus diaziVolcano rabbit
Cynomys mexicanusMexican prairie marmot
Leporillus conditorAustralian sticknest rat
Pseudomys fumeusSmoky mouse
Pseudomys praeconisShark Bay mouse
Xeromys myoidesFalse water rat
Zyzomys pendunculatusCentral thick-tailed rat
Chinchilla (except any domestic form of Chinchilla laniger)Chinchilla
Lipotes vexilliferChinese river dolphin
Physter catodon (otherwise known as Physeter macrocephalus)Sperm whale
Platanista gangeticaGanges dolphin
Platanista minorIndus river dolpin
SotaliaHumpbacked dolphins
SousaHumpacked dolphins
Neophocaena phocaenoidesFinless porpoise
Phocoena sinusCochito
Balaena mysticetusGreenland right whale (otherwise known as Bowhead whale)
Balaenoptera borealisSei whale
Balaenoptera musculusBlue whale
Balaenoptera physalusCommon rorqual
EschrichtiusGrey whales
EubalaenaRight whales
Megaptera novaeangliaeHumpback whale
Spethos venaticusBush dog
Vulpes velox hebesNorthern kit fox
Helarctos malayanusSun bear
Selenarctos thibetanusAsiatic black bear
Tremarctos ornatusSpectacled bear
Ursus arctos isabellinusBrown bear
Ursus arctos nelsoniMexican brown bear
Ursus arctos pruinosusTibetan brown bear
Aonyx microdonCameroon clawless otter
Enhydra lutris nereisSouthern sea otter
Lutra felinaMarine otter
Lutra longicaudisSouth American otter
Lutra lutraEurasian otter
Lutra provocaxSouthern river otter
Mustela nigripesBlack-footed ferret
Pteronura brasiliensisGiant otter
Prionodon pardicolorSpotted linsang
Hyaena brunneaBrown hyaena
Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
Felis bengalensis bengalensisLeopard cat
Felis concolor coryiFlorida puma
Felis concolor costaricensisCosta Rica puma
Felis concolor cougarEastern puma
Felis jacobitaAndean cat
Felis rufa escuinapaeMexican bobcat
Felis marmorataMarbled cat
Felis nigripesBlack-footed cat
Felis pardalis mearnsiCosta Rica ocelot
Felis pardalis mitisBrazilian ocelot
Felis planicepsFlat-headed cat
Felis rubiginosaRusty spotted cat
Felis temminckiAsiatic golden cat
Felis tigrina oncillaLittle spotted cat
Felis wiedii nicaraguaeNicaraguan margay
Felis wiedii salviniaGuatemalan margay
Felis yagouaroundi cacomitliJaguarundi
Felis yagouaroundi fossataJaguarundi
Felis yagouaroundi panamensisJaguarundi
Felis yagouaroundi toltecaJaguarundi
Neofelis nebulosaClouded leopard
Panthera leo persicaAsiatic lion
Panthera oncaJaguar
Panthera pardusLeopard
Panthera tigrisTiger
Panthera unciaSnow leopard
Arcocephalus townsendiGuadelupe fur seal
MonachusMonk seals
Elephas maximusAsian elephant
Dugong dugonDugong (otherwise known as Sea-cow)
Trichechus inunguisAmazonian manatee
Trichechus manatusWest Indian manatee
Odd-toed ungulatesE+W+S+N.I.
Equus grevyiGrevy’s zebra
Equus hemionus hemionusMongolian wild ass
Equus hemionus khurIndian wild ass
Equus przewalskiiPrzewalski’s horse
Equus zebra zebraCape mountain zebra
Tapirus bairdiiCentral American tapir
Tapirus indicusMalayan tapir (otherwise known as Indian tapir)
Tapirus pinchaqueMountain tapir (otherwise known as Woolly tapir)
Even-toed ungulatesE+W+S+N.I.
Babyrousa babyrussaBabirusa
Sus salvaniusPygmy hog
Vicugna vicugnaCalamian deer
Axis kuhliBawean deer
Axis porcinus annamiticusThai hog deer
Blastocerus dichotomusMarsh deer
Cervus duvauceliSwamp deer
Cervus elaphus hangluKashmir stag (otherwise known as Hanglu)
Cervus eldiBrow-antlered deer
Dama mesopotamicaPersian fallow deer
Hippocamelus antisiensisPeruvian huemal
Hippocamelus bisulcusChilean huemal
Moschus moschiferus moschiferusHimalayan musk deer
Ozotoceros bezoarticusPampas deer
Pudu puduChilean pudu
Antilocapra americana peninsularisLower California pronghorn
Antilocapra americana sonoriensisSonoran pronghorn
Bison bison athabascaeWood bison
Bos gaurusGaur
Bos mutusWild yak
Bubulas depressicornisLowland anoa
Bubalus mindorensisTamaraw
Bubalus quarlesiMountain anoa
Capra falconeri chiltanensisMarkhor
Capra falconeri jerdoniMarkhor
Capra falconeri megacerosMarkhor
Capricornis sumatraensisSerow
Hippotragus niger varianiGiant sable antelope
Nemorhaedua goralGoral
Novibos sauveliKoupray
Oryx leucoryxArabian oryx
Ovis ammon hodgsoniGreat Tibetan sheep
Ovis orientalis ophionCyprian mouflon
Ovis vigneiUrial
Pantholops hodgsoniTibetan antelope
Rupicapra rupicapra ornataAbrussi chamois


2The kinds of bird specified in the first column below—E+W+S+N.I.

Pterocnemia pennataLesser rhea
Tinamus solitariusSolitary tinamou
Spheniscus humboldtiHumboldt penguin
Podilymbus gigasAtitlan grebe
Diomedea albatrusShort-tailed albatross
Pelican-like birdsE+W+S+N.I.
Sula abbottiAbbot’s booby
Fregata andrewsiChristmas Island frigatebird
Ciconia ciconia boycianaJapanese white stork
Geronticus eremitaBald ibis
Nipponia nipponJapanese crested ibis
Anas aucklandica nesiotisCampbell Island Flightless teal
Anas laysanensisLaysan duck
Anas oustaletiMarianas Island duck (otherwise known as Marianas Mallard)
Branta canadensis leucopareiaAleutian Canada goose
Branta sandvicensisHawaiian goose (otherwise known as Nene)
Cairina scutulataWhite winged wood duck
Rhodonessa caryophyllaceaPink-headed duck
Diurnal Birds of PreyE+W+S+N.I.
CathartidaeNew world vultures
Pandion haliaetusOsprey
AccipitridaeTrue hawks
Sagittarius serpentariusSecretary bird
Aburria jacutingaBlack-fronted curassow (otherwise known as Black-fronted guan)
Aburria pipileWhite-headed curassow (otherwise known as Piping guan)
Catreus wallichiiCheer pheasant
Colinus virginianus ridgwayiMasked bobwhite
Crax blumenbachiiRed-billed curassow
Crax mituRazor-billed curassow
Crossoptilon crossoptilonWhite Eared-pheasant
Crossoptilon mantchuricumBrown Eared-pheasant
Lophophorus impejanusHimalayan monal
Lophophorus lhuysiiChinese monal
Lophophorus sclateriSclater’s monal
Lophura edwardsiEdward’s pheasant
Lophura imperialisImperial pheasant
Lophura swinhoeiSwinhoe’s pheasant
Macrocephalon maleoMaleo Fowl
Oreophasis derbianusHorned guan
Penelope albipennisWhite-winged guan
Polyplectron emphanumPalawan peacock pheasant
Syrmaticus elliotiElliot’s pheasant
Syrmaticus humiaeHume’s pheasant (otherwise known as Bar-tailed pheasant)
Syrmaticus mikadoMikado pheasant
Tetraogallus caspiusCaspian snowcock
Tetraogallus tibetanusTibetan snowcock
Tragopan blythiiBlyth’s tragopan
Tragopan cabotiCabot’s tragopan
Tragopan melanocephalusWestern tragopan
Tympanuchus cupido attwateriAttwater’s prairie chicken
Cranes and railsE+W+S+N.I.
Grus americanaWhooping crane
Grus canadensis nesiotesCuban sandhill crane
Grus canadensis pullaMississippi sandhill crane
Grus japonensisManchurian crane (otherwise known as Japanese crane)
Grus leucogeranusSiberian White crane
Grus monachaHooded crane
Grus nigricollisBlack-necked crane
Grus vipioWhite-necked crane (otherwise known as White-naped crane)
Tricholimnas sylvestrisLord Howe wood-rail
Rhynochetos jubatusKagu
Chlamydotis undulataHoubara bustard
Choriotis nigriceps (otherwise known as Ardeotis nigriceps)Great Indian bustard
Eupodotis bengalensisBengal florican
Waders and GullsE+W+S+N.I.
Numenius borealisEskimo curlew
Tringa guttiferSpotted greenshank (otherwise known as Nordmann’s greenshank)
Larus relictusRelict gull
Pigeons and dovesE+W+S+N.I.
Caloenas nicobaricaNicobar pigeon
Ducula mindorensisMindoro imperial pigeon
Amazona arausiacaRed-necked parrot (otherwise known as Red-necked amazon)
Amazona barbadensisYellow-shouldered parrot (otherwise known as Yellow-shouldered amazon)
Amazona brasiliensisRed-tailed parrot (otherwise known as Red-tailed amazon)
Amazona guildingiiSt. Vincent parrot (otherwise known as St. Vincent amazon)
Amazona imperialisImperial parrot (otherwise known as Imperial amazon)
Amazona leucocephalaCuban parrot (otherwise known as Cuban amazon)
Amazona pretreiRed-spectacled parrot (otherwise known as Red-spectacled amazon)
Amazona rhodocorytha(otherwise known as Amazona dufresniana rhodocorytha)Red-crowned parrot (otherwise known as Red-crowned amazon)
Amazona versicolorSt Lucia parrot (otherwise known as St Lucia amazon)
Amazona vinaceaVinaceous parrot (otherwise known as Vinaceous amazon)
Amazona vittataPuerto Rico parrot (otherwise known as Puerto Rican amazon)
Anodorhynchus glaucusGlaucous macaw
Anodorhynchus leariLear’s macaw
Aratinga guarubaGolden parakeet (otherwise known as Golden conure)
Cyanopsitta spixiiSpix’s macaw
Cyanoramphus auriceps forbesiForbes’ parakeet
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiaeRed-fronted parakeet
Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni (otherwise known as Opopsitta diophthalma coxeni)Coxen’s fig parrot
Geopsittacus occidentalisAustralian night parrot
Neophema chrysogasterOrange-bellied parakeet (otherwise known as Orange-bellied parrot)
Pezoporus wallicusGround parrot
Pionopsitta pileataRed-capped parrot (otherwise known as Pileated parrot)
Psephotus chrysopterygiusGolden-shouldered parakeet (otherwise known as Golden-shouldered parrot or Hooded parakeet)
Psephotus pulcherrimusParadise parrot
Psittacula echo (otherwise known as Psittacula krameri echo)Mauritius parakeet (otherwise known as Mauritius ring-necked parakeet)
Psittacus erithacus princepsFernando Po grey parrot
Pyrrhura cruentataBlue-throated conure
Rhynchopsitta pachyrhynchaThick-billed parrot
Rhynchopsitta terrisiMaroon-fronted parrot
Strigops habroptilusKakapo (otherwise known as Owl parrot)
Ramphodon dohrniiHook-billed hermit
Pharomachrus mocinno costaricensisCosta Rican quetzal (otherwise known as Resplendent quetzal)
Pharomachrus mocinno mocinnoMagnificent quetzal (otherwise known as Resplendent quetzal)
TytonidaeBarn owls
StrigidaeTypical owls
Buceros bicornis (otherwise known as Buceros homraiGreat pied hornbill
Rhinoplax vigilHelmeted hornbill
Campephilus imperialisImperial woodpecker
Dryocopus javensis richardsiTristram’s woodpecker (otherwise known as White-bellied black woodpecker)
Cotinga maculataBanded cotinga
Xipholena atropurpureaWhite-winged cotinga
Pitta kochiKoch’s pitta
Atrichornis clamosaNoisy scrub-bird
Leucopsar rothschildiRothschild’s mynah
Dasyornis brachypterus longirostrisWestern bristlebird
Dasyornis broadbenti littoralisWestern rufous bristlebird
Picathartes gymnocephalusWhite-necked rockfowl (otherwise known as Yellow-headed rockfowl or Guinea bear-headed rockfowl)
Picathartes oreasGrey-necked rockfowl (otherwise known as Cameroon bare-headed rockfowl or Red-headed rockfowl)
Zosterops albogularisWhite-breasted silver-eye
Meliphaga cassidixHelmeted honeyeater
Spinus cucullatus (otherwise known as Carduelis cucullatus)Red siskin

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