Comments on this application closed on 20 June 2023. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) provides that the minister may, by legislative instrument, amend the Live Import List.
On 25 May 2021 the then minister refused to amend the Live Import List to include the red-bellied tamarin (Saguinus labiatus), and on 10 May 2021 refused to amend the Live Import List to include the bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis).
On 28 September 2022 the Minister for Environment and Water decided to conduct a review of the above decisions under section 303EJ of the EPBC Act.
How can I get involved
The department invites your comments and any additional information relevant to the review of the decision not to list the red-bellied tamarin (Saguinus labiatus) and the bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis).
The public comment period is open for 20 business days, closing on 20 June 2023.
Read the reports
Please comment on the applicant’s reports addressing the department’s terms of reference to include these species on the Live Import List. The department would also value commentary on the specific question below:
- Has there been any new information/research on the potential impacts to the environment if these species were to establish a feral population in Australia?
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Live Import List and CITES Policy Section
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
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