Wildlife Trade & Protected Species

Wildlife trade and protected species
Protected animals & animals product policy
The trade of protected species (native or exotic), and the sale of products made from protected animals or plants, is not allowed on The Hot Wire.
The Hot Wire does not allow the sale or trade of products containing plants or animal derivatives that are listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The international movement of wildlife and wildlife products is regulated under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Ads that breach the wildlife protection laws and that are reported to us will be removed from the site.
Ivory
The Hot Wire does not permit the sale or trade of ivory or ivory products unless they were made before 1 July 1975 (items made before July 1975 are regarded as antiques). Make sure you possess the relevant CITES certificates for the item.
Laws and regulations
There are strict regulations about the trade and possession of protected animals, animal products and plants.
CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is also enforceable.
CITES places species into three categories (appendices) based on their conservation status and their risk from trade. The three CITES appendices are combined into a single list called “The guide to the list of CITES species”. This list clearly identifies the conditions or restrictions that apply to each specimen, the appendix under which it has been listed and the date of listing.
Any ads found to be in breach of the EPBC Act or CITES and reported to us for breaching these regulations will be removed from The Hot Wire.
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The trade of protected species (native or exotic), and the sale of products made from protected animals or plants, is not allowed on The Hot Wire.  This includes the sale or trade of ivory or ivory products unless they were made before 1 July 1975 (items made before July 1975 are regarded as antiques). Make sure you possess the relevant CITES certificates for the item.
The Hot Wire takes this matter very seriously and any ads found to be in breach of the EPBC Act or CITES and reported to us for breaching these regulations will be removed from The Hot Wire. The Hot Wire is a community site and we rely on your feedback to help shape the site and keep it friendly, safe, up to date and relevant for everyone. While the vast majority of users have great success transacting with others, from time to time we do receive reports of people attempting to sell/trade in illegal products. The Hot Wire does not allow international trade. All transactions via The Hot Wire should take place locally and in person.
The Hot Wire works closely with regulators and law enforcement when they investigate the trade of illegal products by providing ad information and/or user details when they are requested.