The following table provides data, taken from HM Revenue and Customs central records, relating to birds seized during financial years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09.
Number seized Number of seizures 2005-06 310 6 2006-07 3 3 2007-08 0 0 2008-09 9 2
Number of seizures
These seizures were made using customs enforcement powers, in relation to live animals listed as endangered species under Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97, on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora. This regulation implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), within the EU. The UK Border Agency now has responsibility for enforcement of illegal imports and exports under this regulation.
Information on all CITES seizures made by the former HM Customs and Excise prior to 2005, is available on the DEFRA website, at the following link: