Comments on this proposal closed on 31 May 2019. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
The Department of the Environment of Energy has received an application for a small-scale Wildlife Trade Operation under part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the commercial harvest and export of queen ants. Should the operation be approved it is proposed that it remain in force for up to three (3) years.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Please submit your comments by Friday 31 May 2019.
Read the proposal
Send your comments
To assist us in considering comments, the Department of the Environment and Energy encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment or their delegate for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 1917.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.