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Public Consultation on ESA

 Share Your Views with Us – Proposed Changes to the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act

The Ministry of National Development (MND) and NParks are conducting a review of the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act (ESA). The public consultation is between 12 November and 12 December 2021 and we would like to hear from you.

This review helps us ensure that the Act remains updated and effective. There are also proposed amendments to strengthen Singapore’s regulatory regime and enforcement against illegal wildlife trade and protect endangered species.

As part of the review, MND and NParks have consulted major stakeholders such as traders, shipping companies, the Singapore Logistics Association, academic experts, and non-governmental organisations.

More info about this public consultation and the Act can be found below. You can also click here to take part in the public consultation.

If you would like to provide more detailed feedback or feedback beyond the scope of this public consultation, please send your written responses to by 12 Dec 2021.

Please also provide your personal particulars, specifically your name, contact number and email address. We may contact you if we need more information based on your responses. We will not release your personal particulars without your consent. The results of this public consultation exercise will be anonymised and aggregated prior to any publication.


What is the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act?

The Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act (ESA) regulates the trade in Singapore of animal and plant species that are listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreement. You can find out more about our approach on CITES and Centre for Wildlife Forensics.


Roving Exhibition

Learn more about CITES and Singapore’s approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade at our various green spaces, starting 12 November 2021.



Location of the Exhibition

Roving exhibition on CITES and Singapore’s approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade

12 to 17 November

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Gallery


18 to 23 November

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Nassim Gate Visitor Centre


24 to 29 November

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre


30 November to 5 December

East Coast Park Marine Cove sheltered area


6 to 12 December

Jurong Lake Gardens Entrance Pavilion



Please remember to observe safe management measures, such as wearing a mask at all times, and keeping a distance from other visitors.

You can also view the exhibits here.

Participate in our public consultation today! Closing date: 12 December 2021

Last updated on 16 November 2021

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