Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations (SOR/96-263)

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Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations

SOR/96-263

WILD ANIMAL AND PLANT PROTECTION AND REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTERPROVINCIAL TRADE ACT

Registration 1996-05-14

Regulations Respecting the Protection of Certain Species of Wild Animals and Wild Plants and the Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade in Those Species

P.C. 1996-714 1996-05-14

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to section 21 of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting the protection of certain species of wild animals and wild plants and the regulation of international and interprovincial trade in those species, effective on the day on which An Act respecting the protection of certain species of wild animals and plants and the regulation of international and interprovincial trade in those species, being chapter 52 of the Statutes of Canada, 1992, comes into force.

SHORT TITLE

 These Regulations may be cited as the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 In these Regulations,

“Act”

“Act” means the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act; (Loi)

“artificially propagated”

“artificially propagated” means grown from seeds, spores, pollens, tissue culture or other propagules under controlled conditions; (reproduit artificiellement)

“bred in captivity”

“bred in captivity” means

  • (a) in the case of sexual reproduction, born or otherwise produced in a controlled environment of parents that mated or whose gametes were otherwise transmitted under controlled conditions, and

  • (b) in the case of asexual reproduction, produced or developed under controlled conditions; (élevé en captivité)

“competent authority”

“competent authority” means the authority, body or person in a country or province who is legally competent to authorize the export from that country, or the transportation out of or into that province, of an animal or plant or any part or derivative of an animal or plant. (autorité compétente)

FAUNA AND FLORA LISTED IN AN APPENDIX TO THE CONVENTION

  •  (1) The animals listed in column I of an item of Part I of Schedule I are listed as “fauna” in the appendix to the Convention specified in column II of that item.

  • (2) The plants listed in column I of an item of Part II of Schedule I are listed as “flora” in the appendix to the Convention specified in column II of that item.

IMPORTATION INTO CANADA

 For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the Act,

  • (a“animal” means any specimen, whether living or dead, of any wild species of the animal kingdom (kingdom Animalia), and includes any egg, sperm, tissue culture or embryo of any such animal; and

  • (b“plant” means any specimen, whether living or dead, of any wild species of the plant kingdom (kingdom Plantae), and includes any seed, spore, pollen or tissue culture of any such plant.

 For the purposes of subsection 6(2) of the Act and in respect of importation,

  • (a“animal” means any specimen, whether living or dead, of any species of animal listed as “fauna” in an appendix to the Convention or listed in Schedule II, and includes any egg, sperm, tissue culture or embryo of any such animal; and

  • (b“plant” means any specimen, whether living or dead, of any species of plant listed as “flora” in an appendix to the Convention, and includes any seed, spore, pollen or tissue culture of any such plant.