FWS Considers Multiple ESA Applications Submitted by Trophy Hunters, a Zoo, and a Private Breeder

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published notice of multiple applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, seeks an ESA permit to export one captive-bred female Malayan tapir to the Calgary Zoo, in Alberta, Canada; Armando Bazaldua of Ventura, California has applied for captive-bred wildlife registration for Madagascar radiated tortoise; and six individuals have applied for permits to import sport-hunted trophies of male bontebok killed in captivity in South Africa. FWS will accept public comments through January 19, 2023.