Wildlife import/export permits

In Alberta, different import and export permits and procedures apply to different categories of wildlife species.

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Wildlife import/export permits


Under federal and provincial legislation, each wildlife species is classified under a different category. Each category has different requirements for importing and exporting. The department of Environment and Protected Areas manages Alberta's fish and wildlife resources and leads the process to manage the possession and sale of live exotic wildlife species.

Species or groups of species are listed as controlled animals if they pose public safety or ecological concerns. Through successive amendments to the Alberta Wildlife Regulation over the years, efforts have been made to refine the list of species on the controlled animal list to best reflect the current known taxonomic listing and to reflect the discovery of additional species.

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