usfws regulation question

Kenelm Philip fnkwp at
Tue Nov 18 21:29:53 EST 1997

	The following passage from 50 CFR 14 (Importation, exportation,
and transportation of wildlife) may be of interest:

Section 14.64 Exceptions to export declaration requirements.


(b) Except for wildlife requiring a permit pursuant to Part 16, 17, 18, 21,
or 23 of this Subchapter B, a Declaration for the Importation or Exporta-
tion of Fish or Wildlife (Form 3-177) does not have to be filed for the
exportation of the following:

(1) Wildlife which is not intended for sale where the value of such wildlife
is under $250; ....

There does not, therefore, appear to be any problem about taking small
samples of dead butterflies _out_ of the US. The only permit that would
be relevant would be an Endangered Species permit (50 CFR 17/23), unless
someone wants to consider some butterflies Injurious Wildlife (50 CFR 16),
which should not apply if they're dead (?).

	Note: my copy of 50 CFR 14 is dated 1987, and things may have
changed since then. In doubt, obtain a current copy and check.

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at

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