ANIMALS AND PLANTS (PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES) ORDINANCE
Restriction on Director's licensing power in respect of highly endangered species
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The Director shall not issue a licence under section 7(1) to import or export a highly endangered species unless he is satisfied that- (Amended 3 of 1995 s. 7)
(a) the animal, animal part or plant to be imported or exported is personal or household effects made of such an animal, animal part or plant;
(b) the animal, animal part or plant to be imported or exported was acquired before the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora signed in Washington D.C. on 3 March 1973 applied to such an animal or, as the case may be, such a plant;
(c) the purpose of the import or export is to give effect to a non-commercial loan, donation or exchange of herbarium specimens or other preserved, dried or embedded museum specimens between scientists or scientific institutions;
(d) the animal, animal part or plant to be imported or exported forms part of a travelling zoo, circus, menagerie, plant exhibition or other travelling exhibition; or
(e) the import or export is for any non-commercial purpose which is in the public interest.