Pet keeping: Notification - particularly protected species Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone who keeps vertebrates of the specially protected species as pets must report arrivals and departures from the beginning of the holding.

Particularly protected species include monkeys, parrots, tortoises and giant snakes, but also various lizard species such as day geckos and chameleons. In addition, all European bird species are included.

For more information on specially protected animal and plant species in accordance with the Regulation on the Protection of Wild Fauna and Flora (BArtSchV):

Related Links

  • Wissenschaftlichen Informationssystem zum Internationalen Artenschutz des Bundesamtes für Naturschutz (WISIA)
  • Internetseite des Niedersächsischen Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN)

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

The notifications can be made in writing or by fax.


Information on whether certain species are designated as particularly protected can be found on the website of the Scientific Information System on the Protection of International Species (WISIA):

  • Artenschutzdatenbank des Bundesamt für Naturschutz in Bonn (WISIA)

Related Links

  • Verordnung zum Schutz wild lebender Tier- und Pflanzenarten (BArtSchV)

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