Share and view ideas: Proposed administrative amendments to the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations
Current status: Open
Consultation starts on October 29, 2022 and ends on December 28, 2022.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking your comments on proposed administrative amendments to the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations (WAPTR).
The purpose of this consultation is to provide Canadians with an opportunity to comment on proposed amendments that will ensure WAPTR remains aligned with the purposes set out in the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA) and decisions adopted by various Conferences of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Join in: how to participate
Send us an email
Share your comments by emailing us at ReglementsFaune-WildlifeRegulations@ec.gc.ca.
To learn how we will protect your privacy during this consultation, please carefully review our privacy statement.
Who is the focus of this consultation
All Canadians are invited to participate in this consultation. More specifically, we would like to hear from:
- provincial, territorial and municipal governments
- other federal departments, such as Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada
- Indigenous leaders and communities
- businesses (importers, exporters, etc.)
- orchestras, travelling musicians
- research institutions
- non-governmental organizations
Key discussion items
Your ideas and input are sought on three different categories of administrative amendments that are being proposed:
- alignment with previous CITES CoP administrative decisions
- enforcement challenges
- other miscellaneous administrative updates
The input gathered through this process will be carefully considered in the development of proposed regulatory amendments, which are anticipated to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in spring 2023.
- Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA)
- Wild species trade and protection regulations: FAQ
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
- Trade in protected species: roles and responsibilities in Canada
- CITES-regulated species list
- Trade in protected species: publications
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service
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