[PERMIT-L] FW: Question for Registars - CITES, COSE & Endangered Species Permit
Shelton, Sally Y.
Sally.Shelton at sdsmt.edu
Mon Mar 7 13:36:44 MST 2011
From: Watkins-Colwell, Gregory [gregory.watkins-colwell at yale.edu]
There is an esa permit for museums allowing for expert and re-import of esa listed species.
From: permit-l-bounces at gold.sdsmt.edu <permit-l-bounces at gold.sdsmt.edu>
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Sent: Mon Mar 07 13:59:02 2011
Subject: [PERMIT-L] FW: Question for Registars - CITES, COSE & Endangered Species Permit
From: Rabeler, Richard [rabeler at umich.edu]
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 10:41
To: Shelton, Sally Y.
Subject: FW: Question for Registars - CITES, COSE & Endangered Species Permit
Please post on PERMIT-L – with Mark’s permission.
Rich Rabeler, MICH
From: owner-nhcoll-l at lists.yale.edu [mailto:owner-nhcoll-l at lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of O'Brien, Mark
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 11:14 AM
To: NHCOLL-L at lists.yale.edu
Subject: [NHCOLL-L:5315] Question for Registars - CITES, COSE & Endangered Species Permit
I’m hoping that someone can help me out on a vexing question.
In applying for a renewal of our CITES/COSE permit, the form asks:
6. [ ]Yes [ ]No Do you maintain any specimens protected under the Endangered Species Act?
a. If “yes” do you wish to import or export these specimens?_______
b. if yes, provide a copy of your ESA authorization for this activity.
According to my USFWS contacts, an ESA Permit is only needed to the “TAKING” of listed species. Any protected specimens that we have in the collection would have been collected either before listing, or if protected, the person doing the taking, would have to have a permit specifically for the specimens taken, not the museum. I.e., we have specimens of Hine’s emeralds obtained under a permit issued to the group of people that are covered by said permit. The museum did not do the “taking” and we are a recognized repository for specimens covered under the ESA (and technically, specimens collected under permit from the USFWS are property of the Federal Government).
So, it seems superfluous for us to have a Endangered Species Permit, but yet the CITES/COSI form ask for one as if it were required. What am I missing? How are others handling this?
Many thanks in advance.
Mark F. O'Brien, Collection Manager
UMMZ Insect Division, 1109 Geddes Avenue
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
734-647-2199 fax: 734-763-4080
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