26 January 2020 | Ann
Are you aware of the increasing challenges to us fly tyers and anglers with sourcing of natural fur and feather? Are you aware that peacock is now CITES registered? This presents significant risk especially if you are travelling internationally with your flies or you are importing materials or flies from abroad. Please check before you travel and protect yourself to avoid you risk having your gear confiscated and possibly getting a CITES 'log' against your name. There are synthetic alternatives. We are happy to help you if you have any queries at all. Please get in touch if we can help.
Here is the techie bit "The peacock, Pavo cristatus, is a protected species and is included in Appendix III under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). CITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The species covered by CITES are listed in three appendices according to the degree of protection they need. Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances. Appendix II includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but for which trade must be controlled in order to avoid overutilization that may threaten them with extinction. Appendix III contains species that are protected in at least one country, which has asked other CITES Party countries for assistance in controlling the trade in that species.
The CITES listing of the peacock applies to the international transportation of peacock feathers from any country. "
Please take care.