Interstate Commerce in the US: With ESA Listed Endangered Species

Janice D. Boyd

Abstract


Here are USFWS responses to some specific questions regarding interstate commerce with species listed by them as Endangered under the ESA (eg. Golden COnure, Vinaceous and Cuban Amazons, Blue-throated Macaws, and probably soon some combination of Hyacinth, Military, Buffon's, and Central American Scalet Macaws). The devil is in the details, but there is a possibility that the implementation of permitting may have evolved into a way that is workable for aviculturists and people who wish to own these species but not breed them (don't use the word "pet"). It might also be a way to direct more funding to conservation of the species in the wild (which I care about). Here are the responses I received....

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