How to Import Wildlife Specimen in Nigeria

Import Wildlife Specimen in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The Federal Ministry of Environment requires that the applicant registers as a wildlife specimen importer in order to import Nigerian Wildlife Specimens.
  • You can find the address and contact information of the office on the following page: Contact link

  • Register as a Wildlife specimen importer by visiting the office.
  • You should ensure that all documents required by this page are available to you.
  • Please complete the application form.
  • Send the application along with all required documents to the appropriate authority.
  • You must also pay the fees required for registration, as directed by officials.
  • After the submission of your application, you will receive it along with any other documents for verification and examination.
  • The Environmental officers will also inspect the premises of the exporter.
  • After the validation and verification processes have been completed, the application will then be approved. The officials will then proceed to issue the Registration Certificate.
  • The office will send a formal notice to the applicant when the document is available for collection. The applicant can then collect the document by any means that suits him.

Documents Required For Import Wildlife

  • Completed application form
  • Evidence of company registration
  • Electronic form M
  • Report of laboratory analysis on the specimen
  • If required, a veterinary in-transit permit
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), certifies certification
  • Receipt/proof of payment
  • Any supporting document (as required)

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Headquarters,Federal Ministry of Environment
Telephone: +234-09-5233611
Website: homepage
Contact link
Google map: directions

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any Nigerian organization that wants to import Wildlife Specimens for commercial purposes can apply.
  • The importable specimen should be included in the approved list under the Protection of Endangered Species International Trade Regulations.

Reference: regulations


For more information on fees, please contact the office.


  • To avoid rejections, applicants are asked to fill out the application carefully and accurately.
  • To speed up the process of applying, you must provide all required documents.

Requirements Information

  • Particulars of the applicant
  • Particulars of incorporation
  • Number for export registration
  • Profile of an animal
  • The animal’s DNA and blood group
  • Particulars of specimen
  • Banking details
  • Identification document number

You will need the document

A permit must be obtained from the Federal Ministry of Environment for any Nigerian importer who plans to import Wildlife specimens for commercial purposes.



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