Comments on this application closed 16 March 2018. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
About the application
The Department of the Environment and Energy has received an application and draft assessment report under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to add Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) to the Live Import List for exhibition in a zoological facility.
The report has been prepared against the standard terms of reference and assesses the suitability of these species for import into Australia.
How can I get involved
Comments are invited on the draft report. It is available for public comment for approximately 25 business days, closing on Friday 16 March 2018.
Read the report
Preparing a draft assessment report and application to amend the List of Specimens taken to be Suitable for Live Import (Live Import List) (PDF - 616.87 KB)
Preparing a draft assessment report and application to amend the List of Specimens taken to be Suitable for Live Import (Live Import List) (DOCX - 1.39 MB)
Send your comments
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Please forward any written comments to:
Environmental Biosecurity Section
Department of Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
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