FWS Announces Issuance of Multiple Permits Pursuant to the ESA and MMPA

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that it has issued the following permits:

  • An Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit to Popcorn Park, a New Jersey exotic animal park, for the import of lions and tigers from Canada;
  • ESA permits to Venado Ventures, which operates a captive hunting facility in Texas, for the breeding, trading, and killing of protected antelope;
  • An ESA permit to Antonin Dvorak for the breeding and trading of protected tortoises; and
  • A Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) permit to BBC Studios for the harassment of sea otters during filming.