Please stop big cats from being carted around the world

[Federal Register: August 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 164)]
[Page 49698]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2008-N0215; 96300-1671-0000-P5]

Receipt of Applications for Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.


SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications
to conduct certain activities with endangered species.

DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by September
22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who
submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days
of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive,
Room 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority,
telephone 703/358-2104.


Endangered Species

The public is invited to comment on the following applications for
a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This
notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species
Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. ). Written data,
comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should
be submitted to the Director (address above).

Applicant: The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ, PRT-185747.

The applicant requests a permit to import one male jaguar (Panthera
onca) from Centro Ecologico de Sonora, Mexico, for the purpose of
scientific research and enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, NY, PRT-184950.

The applicant requests a permit to import one captive born male
snow leopard (Uncia uncia) from the Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Germany,
for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

Applicant: John E. Yeagle II, Stansbury, UT, PRT-181041.

The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy
of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a
captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of
South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the

Applicant: Hawthorn Corporation, Grayslake, IL, PRT-182592, 182594,
182595, 182596, 058658, 058659, 058660, 058662, 058663, 058664, 058665,
058666, 058667, 058668, 058669, 058681, 058683, 058685, 058736, and

The applicant requests permits to re-issue and issue for export/re-
export and re-import tigers (Panthera tigris) to worldwide locations
for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation
education. The permit numbers and animals are: [New--182592, Sherkan;
182594, Sissy; 182595, Java2; 182596, Bo; Re-issue permits--058658,
Sampson; 058659, Neena; 058660, Samira; 058662, Tibor; 058663, Delhi;
058664, Bihar; 058665, Jasmine; 058666, Kiki; 058667, Nakita; 058668,
Vijay; 058669, Fabra; 058681, Obi; 058683, Amira; 058685, Mona; 058736,
Ravi; and 058780, Ceasar]. This notification covers activities to be
conducted by the applicant over a three-year period and the import of
any potential progeny born while overseas.

Dated: August 1, 2008.
Lisa J. Lierheimer,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management
[FR Doc. E8-19522 Filed 8-21-08; 8:45 am]


For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

Sign our petition to protect tigers from being farmed here:

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