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Additional Permit Information 




I.  Additional Propagation Permit

Persons wishing to propagate or attempt to propagate any endangered or threatened species of animal or federal endangered plant must apply for a permit for such purposes. Propagation permits may be issued only to holders of scientific or zoological/botanical permits. A permit for educational purposes or limited permit shall not include permission to propagate or attempt to propagate endangered or threatened species.

A permit issued for Falconry and the Captive Propagation of Raptors (17 Ill. Adm. Code 1590) for the propagation of raptors shall be deemed to meet the requirement of this Part. In addition to the general permit application and specific scientific or zoological/botanical permit application requirements, applicants must submit:

  • a statement as to how the propagation of endangered or threatened animals or federal endangered plants by the applicant will enhance the welfare of the species;
  • a statement describing the disposition of any successfully propagated individuals. Release of such individuals into natural populations or attempts to reintroduce a species into an area where it is known or believed to have formerly occurred will be allowed only with the express written consent of the Director (Sections 2.2 and 2.3 of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/2.2 and 2.3])
  • a statement as to how the propagation of the endangered or threatened species is necessary for the success of the scientific or zoological/botanical project.
 

Propagation application is on page 3 of the application for permit for possession of endangered and threatened species.


II.  Disposal or Transfer Permit

The holder of a permit may dispose of specimens or products covered by that permit through transfer or scrapping only after a permit for disposal has been applied for and received from the Department.
 

  • The application for a transfer permit shall include the name and address of the intended recipient of the specimens or product.
  • Transfer will be allowed only after the intended recipient has applied for and received the necessary permit for possession.
  • Disposal or Transfer Permit  
  • Email application form to:  DNR.ETPermit@illinois.gov 

 


III.  Reporting Requirements

Annual Reporting

Holders of permits of all types and limited permits for the possession of specimens of endangered or threatened animals or federal endangered plants must submit a report by January 31 of each year on forms provided by the Department, which summarizes activities conducted under the permit during the preceding calendar year. Please email the Annual Report Form   to:  DNR.ETPermit@illinois.gov 
Holders of permits for:

  • Educational purposes must provide a list of programs presented during the year, including the estimated number of people in the audience.
  • Zoological/botanical purposes must provide a summary of their E&T species activities during the year.

 

Immediate Reporting
 

  • Change in personal information- A permit holder shall notify the Department of any change in his name or address or any change in his operations which would affect his status as a research facility, educator, or zoological/botanical facility within ten (10) days after making such a change.
  • Loss of individuals- Any reduction of inventory of specimens covered by a permit through escape, theft, death, or other unanticipated events shall be reported to the Department within five (5) working days of the discovery of the loss.
  • Recovery of individuals- Recovery of such specimens reported as lost above shall be reported to the Department within 5 working days of the recovery.

  

IV.  Permit Renewal

Permits shall be renewed upon resubmittal of the permit application form and all necessary updated information.


V.  Revocation

All permits may be revoked by the IDNR for the following reasons:

  • The permit holder has obtained the permit on the basis of false information or is not complying with the terms or conditions of the permit.
  • Required reports are not submitted by the stated deadline, are incomplete, or contain false information; provided, however, that prior to such revocation the permittee shall be given notice and opportunity to comply with the reporting requirements. Failure to comply with the reporting requirements within sixty (60) days from receipt of such notice shall result in revocation of the permit.
  • Failure to comply with any facilities standards or animal welfare standards established by this Part; provided, however, that prior to such revocation the permittee shall be given notice and opportunity to comply with those standards. Failure to comply with facility or animal welfare standards within sixty (60) days from receipt of such notice shall result in revocation of the permit.
  • Violation of State or Federal laws.

 

VI.  Housing of Endangered and Threatened Species

Facilities used must meet the standards set below.

 

The facility must be constructed of such materials and must be of such strength and of such dimensions as appropriate for the intended purposes. Facilities shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair to protect the plants from damage by unauthorized persons or other causes.

Electric power, if required to comply with other provisions of this Section, shall be available on the premises.
 
Temperature in indoor facilities shall be regulated by heating or cooling to assure simulation of conditions in the plant's natural environment.

Indoor facilities shall have lighting, by natural or artificial means or both, of quality, intensity, color, temperature, distribution, and duration as appropriate for the species involved.
Outdoor facilities shall be sited and constructed to simulate the natural environment of the plant with regard to soil type, moisture, temperature, lighting and all other factors necessary for survival and growth.

VII.  Temporary Holding
 

  • Taxidermy- The holder of a permit may allow temporary possession of animal products covered by that permit by a licensed taxidermist for the purpose of providing taxidermic services (e.g. mounting, cleaning, tanning). A copy of the permit or a signed statement by the permit holder attesting to the existence of such a permit must accompany the products while in the possession of the taxidermist. Taxidermic services shall be provided only by persons licensed as taxidermists by the IDNR (Section 5-15 of the Fish Code [515 ILCS 5/5-15] and Section 3.21 of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/3.21]) or by appropriate authorities of another state.
  • Limited permits

 
Live animals- The holder of a limited permit may allow temporary (up to ninety (90) days) possession of specimens covered by the limited permit by another person only with the knowledge and written consent of the Director which shall be given if the other person meets the criteria of this Section. A copy of the limited permit must accompany the specimen(s) while in the temporary possession of a person other than the person to whom the limited permit was issued.
 
Dead material- The holder of a limited permit may allow temporary (up to one hundred eighty (180) days) possession of products covered by the limited permit by another person. A copy of the limited permit or a statement identifying the existence of the permit must accompany the product(s) while in the possession of a person other than the person to whom the limited permit was issued.