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Endangered and Threatened Species Scientific Permit

Scientific Permit to Possess

Persons planning to conduct research involving endangered or threatened animals or federal endangered plants.
Applicants must provide:
  • an outline of the proposed research, including the scientific justification for such research, methods to be used, needs for the use of an endangered or threatened species; 
  • a statement as to how the proposed research will enhance the survival and well-being of the species involved;
  • a description, including photographs, of the facilities intended for use in holding the endangered or threatened species (see facilities standards); and 
  • a statement of the qualifications of the applicant to conduct the proposed research, including educational history, experience in similar research.

Application for permit for possession of endangered and threatened species


Additional Permit Information

Additional information that may be applicable to scientific permits can be found here.