Regulations and procedures

As members of IATA, our professional team has a detailed knowledge of IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR) – the international standard for transportation of live animals by air.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a global agreement between governments.

This is in place to regulate the international trade of wild animals, plants, and endangered species, implementing a stringent licensing system of controls around the import and export of listed species. Intradco Global, and those operating within international animal transportation, have a responsibility to submit the correct documentation for approval prior to transportation.


Accommodating unusual species such as giraffes, elephants, bears, reptiles, alpacas, and rhinos, requires meticulous planning. Our experienced air charter team can offer advice and expert knowledge on the complex, and sometimes challenging, transportation of exotics, working with customers to provide a smooth and safe delivery.

Our dedicated team can construct custom-built containers, or advise of correct IATA guidelines and introduce veterinarians that specialise with particular species. We work closely with zoos, agents, and global organisations, to ensure the correct paperwork, permits and quarantine procedures are in place.

When transporting wild and endangered species listed on CITES, documentation must be submitted and approved before flying. We have performed hundreds of charters carrying exotics, both big and small, from every continent.


Our team work closely with airlines to ensure we are abiding by IATA’s Live Animal Regulations (LAR); working with shippers to ensure tanks and transport ULDs replicate the animals’ natural habitat, and to minimise temperature variations.

Larger mammals require round-the-clock care. We can provide our clients with aircraft options that offer additional seating so qualified veterinarians and handlers can travel alongside our live cargo.

Aquatics are some of the most time-sensitive cargo. We have wide experience in the selection of the optimal aircraft and routing to offer the most efficient transit time.

Our global coverage
is unparalleled

We specialise in a wide range of animal transportation projects from international horse shipments, livestock and farming, to the relocation of exotic species.

We have built trusted relationships with leading cargo airlines to provide unparalleled global access to hundreds of scheduled services.

With offices located in strategic positions worldwide, we are able to offer truly global coverage.

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  • Over 30 years of experience
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