Proposed Regulation Amendment

4VAC15-30-50. Definitions and Miscellaneous: Importation, Possession, Sale, Etc., of Animals. Possession, transportation and release of wildlife by authorized persons.


The proposal is to allow the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facilities to possess, transport, have transported, export, or import native and naturalized species with written approval from the Director or his designee.

Text of Regulation


This regulation amendment would allow AZA-accredited institutions in Virginia to import and export native and naturalized wildlife in order to maintain genetic integrity of captive breeding operations, increase animal numbers for scientific study, and/or maintain adequate numbers of healthy animals for exhibits.

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