As requested by national and provincial legislation we are compelled to list on a specific register and communicate to the Provincial Authority all animals which are part of species protected in the Lombardy Region, or of any exotic species.
Prior to delivery, tags carrying the register's references, and which shall accompany the preparations at all times, must be applied.
The laboratory is not authorized, under any circumstances, to receive specimens lacking the relevant supporting documents.
With reference to species protected in the Lombardy Region, the relevant Italian national outline law is law no.157 of 11 February 1992 (Hunting Law), while hunting in Lombardy is regulated by regional law no.42 of 19 August 1986 art .3 and subsequent amendments, regional law no. 26 of 13 May 1988, and regional law no.26 of 16 August 1995 art. 11.
The required official document is a license issued by the Provincial Administration (Hunting and Fishing Department), which monitors and protects plants and animal wildlife on State owned territory.
It is mandatory to have a special certificate for specimens of species under the protection of the Lombardy Region which one has found dead on the road or in woods (obviously in the event of accidental death) during the hunting season, and for specimens of all species which one has found dead outside the aforementioned season.
The list is updated by the Provincial Administration every year: please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries.
PWith reference to all exotic species whether or not present within the Italian territory, a full customs clearance procedure complete with a veterinary certificate, and, depending on the species, with the relevant CITES certification, will be required.
Veterinary checks on the import of hunting trophies are subject to Commission Regulation no. 142/2011 (entered into force on 4 March 2011). Dispatch of hunting trophies coming from non-EU countries not having undergone a full taxidermy treatment must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate in compliance with the provisions of law: veterinary check is carried out at the first point of entry into the EU, regardless of the EU State of destination.
The foreign veterinary certificate is deemed valid only if the so-called “first preparation” process ("Dip & Pack") was carried out by a certified establishment in the country of origin, and listed in the European Community's TRACES system.
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Every time you hunt abroad (in a non-EU State) you must remember that there are animal species specially protected under the CITES directives.
LCITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its objective is to guarantee that the international trade of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
In Italy the implementation of the Convention was ratified by Law no. 874 of 19 December 1975. Before then, animal capture and commercial exploitation were not regulated, thus contributing, in conjunction with the destruction of natural environments (deforestation, urbanization, and intensive farming), to the extinction and reduction of many species. The Convention is currently in force in 176 Countries.
The Treaty includes three Appendices, listing all species subject to regulation.
Appendix I lists about one thousand species threatened with extinction: CITES prohibits the international trade of these species, while their use is permitted only under exceptional circumstances;
Appendices II and III list almost ten thousand protected species the trade of which has to be compatible with their survival in nature.
In order to import a specimen of a species included in Appendix I of the Washington Convention, a Cites import license must be obtained from the Ministry of Economic Development.
IIn the Community context, any license issued by a EU member State is valid for the entire EU territory.
For further information please visit the Italian State Forestry Corps .website