Files: Exports & Reimports of Endangered Animals & Animal Parts

PDF: Forms 3-200-30 filed Jan 1 – Sept 11, 2018 [291 pages]

In order to export protected animals for exhibition (and bring them back into the US), exhibitors must file form 3-200-30 “Export/Re-export/Re-Import of Traveling Animal Exhibitions (and Reissuance)” with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. This is often done by circuses and businesses that enslave animals for use in movies and TV.

Also, the form must be filled out for the export/re-import of parts of protected animals, including parts incorporated into artwork or musical instruments, such as ivory, tortoiseshell, and bearskin. This is allowed for older material — where the animal died or was killed before the international ban went into place in 1973 — and for material gathered by Native American tribes engaged in traditional activities.

These filled-out forms and accompanying documentation are not posted online, so I’m requesting them via FOIA. I have the records that were filed during the first eight months of 2018, and more are in process.

Entities who turned in forms and material in the above PDF:

Page 6: American Bald Eagle Foundation
Page 10: Jenny Giles, Fin Forensics LLC, and Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station
Page 32: Steve Martins Working Wildlife
Page 90: Cleveland Museum of Art
Page 108: Jenny Giles, Fin Forensics LLC, and Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station
Page 130: Anchorage Museum
Page 159: Dietl International, American Swedish Historical Museum
Page 181: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Page 216: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Page 226: The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (Gastonia, North Carolina)
Page 246: World Chess Hall of Fame
Page 268: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

More on the Fish & Wildlife Service’s permit process is here.


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