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595 Permit Requirements for Wildlife and Plant Exports

Permits are required to export any of the following by mail or other means:

  1. Any wildlife or plant (including parts and products) where the species is listed under CITES. A list of species protected under this treaty is maintained by USFWS at http://international.fws.gov.
  2. Any wildlife or plant (including parts and products) where the species is listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Lists of these species can be found at
    www.fws.gov/endangered.
  3. Migratory birds, parts, feathers, nests, eggs, or items made from them. Permit requirements for export and numerous other protections apply to more than 700 bird species safeguarded under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A list can be found on the Internet at www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/RegulationsPolicies/mbta/mbtandx.html.

CITES–listed herbarium specimens; other preserved, dried, or embedded museum specimens; and live plant material may be exported as a noncommercial loan, donation, or exchange between registered scientists or registered scientific institutions using a CITES–authorized label instead of an export permit.