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Collecting & Export Permits - International

Each country has its own unique regulations for wildlife trading and collecting. If you are importing specimens into the United States, the US Fish & Wildlife Service may require to see a copy of a collecting permit from the country of origin. Also, if you travel to other countries to collect insects in the field you will want to know the wildlife policies of your host country.

InsectNet.com is in the process of researching the various collecting policies of each country. If you have any information please forward it to this web site so that your colleagues can benefit. Here is what I have found so far (thanks in part to the Bohart Museum of Entomology):

Obtaining Collecting Permits for:

  • The Skeptical Moth - Collecting Permits Blog
    Maintained by Chris Grinter, an entomologist at the California Acadamy of Sciences in San Francisco. Read this first!
  • Australia
    Collecting permits contacts for Australia Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Insect Collections' web site.
  • Mexico
    For collecting regulations in Mexico, contact theCounsulate of Mexico in Colorado.
  • Thailand
    "Things Insect Traders Should Know" - The web site of Thailand's Forest Protection Office.
  • Ecuador

    Ministerio del Ambiente
    Avenidas Amazonas y Eloy Alfaro
    Edificio del Ministerio de Agricultura, Piso 8

    Tel: +593 (2) 250 63 37; 254 19 55
    Fax: +593 (2) 256 40 37; 250 63 37
    Email: pgaliano@ambiente.gov.ec

    Other Management Authorities competent to grant permits:

    Ministerio del Ambiente
    Distrito Regional Azuay - Cañar - Morona Santiago
    Bolivar 533 y Mariano Cueva

    Tel: +593 (7) 282 75 83
    Fax: +593 (7) 282 30 74
    Email: forazuay@cue.satnet.net

    Ministerio del Ambiente
    Parque Nacional Galápagos
    Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos

    Tel: +593 (5) 252 61 89
    Fax: +593 (5) 252 61 90
    Email: wtapia@spng.org.ec



Last updated: 10/12/2012
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