Service Nova Scotia Banner
Government Home > Service NS Home > Nova Scotia Permits Directory > Department of Natural Resources  > Wildlife Export Permit
NS Permits Directory NS Government

Service NS Home

underline
NS Permits Directory

Arrow Disclaimer

underline

About the Department
Online Services
Services en français
Forms and Applications
Office Locations

Contact Service Nova ScotiaContact Us

Department of Natural Resources

Wildlife Export Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to export out of Nova Scotia any live wildlife, or wildlife hides, pelts, carcasses or parts of a carcass.

Note: This permit does not authorize export of CITES listed species outside of Canada. (See Wildlife: CITES Export Permit.)

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See Offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)
Application Forms & Process:
Application can be made in person or by phone at the nearest Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

The applicant must prove that the animal or animal part was obtained legally.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the permit will be issued by staff of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

Waiting Period:
Same day

Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for 1 month from the date it is issued. The permit is not renewable.

Price:
Free

Related Requirements:
None

Additional Information:
  1. Separate Export Permits are not required for a species legally possessed by a non-resident hunter under a Deer, Bear, and Small Game Hunting Licence, because the hunting licence acts as an export permit.

  2. No agent, transportation company or other common carrier shall receive, transport or deliver any wildlife or parts thereof (including meat) unless the shipment is tagged or labelled with the name, Licence number and description of content.

  3. This permit enables movements of species not listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to any destination.

  4. This permit enables movement of CITES listed species to other provinces in Canada.

  5. This permit does not authorize export of CITES listed species outside of Canada (See CITES Export Permit).
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 63

General Wildlife Regulations, Section 7




image image
image image
image image This page and all contents Crown copyright © 2017, Province of Nova Scotia, all rights reserved.
Please use the online inquiry form if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.