International Agreement Definition Apes

[37] Whether a given activity improves the survival or multiplication of the species is determined on a case-by-case basis by FWS. However, certain activities, including public exposure, rearing and maintenance of “surplus” monkeys (i.e., those not immediately necessary for scientific research or breeding) are generally acceptable uses. On the other hand, the registration cannot be issued or used to sell endangered great apes as pets. Anyone wishing to register can do so by a written request to the FWS. [38] Applications are assessed on the basis of standardised exposure criteria[39] and a review of the applicant`s state of expertise, facilities or other resources to improve the reproduction or survival of the wild animals concerned. In addition, FWS may grant an authorization allowing these companies to import, export, purchase and transport detained chimpanzees that are not originating in the United States or a country of historical release (for more information on this distinction, see Section 3 on the Shared List of Detained Chimpanzees). . . .