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Controlled animals

Description

The department of Environment and Parks manages Alberta’s fish and wildlife resources and leads the process to manage the possession and sale of live exotic wildlife species. Other involved partners include the department of Justice and Solicitor General, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch and Alberta Health. Species or groups of species are listed as controlled animals if they pose public safety or ecological concerns. These include animals with toxins or behaviours which endanger people, are likely to cause damage to native species and their habitats, present a risk of disease, or otherwise are liable to cause economic damage to agricultural or environmental resources and result in a reduction or loss of recreational or economic opportunities that rely on the use of native species and their habitats. Live controlled animals may not be possessed or sold in Alberta. The only exceptions are for specific and limited numbers of controlled animals if they are pre-approved for possession by permitted zoos or research facilities. Through successive amendments to the Alberta Wildlife Regulation over the years, efforts have been made to refine the list of species on the controlled animal list to best reflect the current known taxonomic listing and to reflect the discovery of additional species. The controlled animal list in the Alberta Wildlife Regulation was last updated in 2013.

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Controlled Animals animals

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Type
Fact Sheet
Extent

19 pages

Frequency

Once

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Publisher

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Place of Publication

Edmonton

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Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-02-20

Date Added

2015-12-10T21:52:44.934947

Date Modified

2015-02-20

Date Issued

2015-02-20

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