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Wildlife: CITES Export Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to export wildlife from Nova Scotia which is listed on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).

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

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Wildlife Management Division
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
136 Exhibition Street
Provincial Building
Kentville, NS B4N 4E5

Tel: 902-679-6091
Fax: 902-679-6176
Application Forms & Process:
Application can be made at the nearest Local or Area Office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources or to the Director of Wildlife.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be notified by the provincial CITES Management Authority.

Waiting Period:
3-4 business days
Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for 1 month from the date it is issued. It is not renewable.


Related Requirements:

Additional Information:
  1. This permit is required for the international movement of wildlife products for those species named in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

  2. Some examples of listed species which are native to Nova Scotia includes: Black Bear, River Otter, Bobcat, Lynx and all birds of prey.
Legislative Authority:
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, Government of Canada.

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