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Endangered/Threatened Species License

License Information

  • This license is required to import, transport, possess, or sell any endangered or threatened species of fish, shellfish, crustacea, wildlife, or their parts. This license can be used for several purposes: Education/Exhibition, Propagation, Scientific, Importation, or Sale of Ivory and Vicuna products. (Different licenses are required for Importing/Processing Lake Sturgeon, Crocodile Importing/Wholesale, Crocodile Retail Sale, or for possession of Dead Endangered Species).
  • A Federal endangered/threatened species license may be required and animals used for exhibition or propagation may require an additional USDA license.
  • License Expiration: Annually from the date of issuance
  • License Fee: $0

Applying for or Renewing an Endangered or Threatened Species License

To apply for this license complete the General (PDF) (82 KB), General Renewal(PDF) (119 KB) or Vicuna License Application(PDF) (15 KB), and send to the Department of Environmental Conservation Special Licenses Unit.

Special Licenses Unit
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4752

Please contact the Special Licenses Unit with any questions or concerns about this license.

Applicable Laws and Regulations

New York Codes Rules and Regulations (6NYCRR)

New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to read visit Department of State website at http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi

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