Source Codes for Specimens Codes for the indication in permits and certificates of the source of specimens. Last updated: 20 July 2023 Here is a list of all source codes for speciments, sourced from the Animal & Plant Agency guidance document Annex B (page 7). Code Description of the source of specimen W Specimens taken from the wild. R Specimens of animals reared in a controlled environment, taken as eggs or juveniles from the wild, where they would otherwise have had a very low probability of surviving to adulthood. D Annex A animals bred in captivity for commercial purposes in operations included in the Register of the CITES Secretariat, in accordance with Resolution Conf 12.10 (Rev.CoP15) and Annex A plants artificially propagated for commercial purposes in accordance with Chapter XIII of Regulation (EC) No. 865/2006, as well as parts and derivatives thereof.* A Annex A plants artificially propagated for non-commercial purposes and Annexes B and C plants artificially propagated in accordance with the Commission Regulation, as well as parts and derivatives thereof. C Animals bred in captivity in accordance with Chapter XIII of Regulation (EC) No. 865/2006, as well as parts and derivatives thereof.* F Animals born in captivity, but for which the criteria of the Commission Regulation are not met, as well as parts and derivatives thereof. I Confiscated or seized specimens (only to be used in conjunction with another source code). O Pre-Convention (only to be used in conjunction with another source code). U Source unknown (must be justified). X Specimens taken in the marine environment not under the jurisdiction of any State. *Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the correct code is given for captive bred and artificially propagated specimens and to decide whether source code C or D is most appropriate.