U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has received multiple Endangered Species Act permit applications for the import/export of biological samples, live animals, and sport-hunted trophies:
- Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California seeks a permit to import biological samples from multiple species of wild and captive-bred sea turtles over five years;
- The University of North Florida seeks a permit for the single import of biological samples of wild American crocodiles from the Dominican Republic;
- FWS Office of Law Enforcement seeks a permit to import elephant specimens from Germany for law enforcement purposes;
- Idaho Falls Zoo seeks a permit to export one captive-bred female Japanese crane to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Canada;
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeks a permit to import a captive-bred female Amur tiger from the Toronto Zoo;
- The American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York seeks to renew its permit to import and export museum specimens of protected species; and
- Ten individuals seek permits to import the carcasses of captive-bred male bonteboks they killed at facilities in South Africa.
FWS is accepting public comments through August 26, 2022.