Canadian wood bison was removed from CITES Appendices by CoP17.
Conservation Force needs test permit applicants to establish Cape mountain zebra and wood bison trophy import permits. If you have recently taken a wood bison or Cape mountain zebra or intend to this year or the next, then please contact us to assist you with your permit application.
One of the key services Conservation Force provides in support of our mission is test permitting. We submit applications to the International Affairs section of the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) on behalf of hunters for species not currently importable. We collect and submit information to the FWS to demonstrate "enhancement" and non-detriment from the conservation hunting, and thereby meet the legal requirements of the Endangered Species Act and CITES. We follow through-sometimes in court-until the imports are established. By helping to open the US market to well-managed, sustainable, beneficial hunting programs, we use FWS permitting as a "force" for conservation.
CITES downlisted cape mountain zebra to Appendix II.
We pioneered the enhancement permits of endangered-listed species like the Suleiman markhor, southwestern black rhino, and the wood bison (before the species was down-listed), and have been using this strategy for over 20 years, since first opening elephant imports from southern and Eastern Africa.
If you are considering a Cape mountain zebra or Canadian wood bison hunt, please email us at email@example.com
. We will handle your import permit application pro bono as a public service. The sooner we can get the process started, the sooner these species can benefit, or can continue to benefit, from the incentives generated by Americans participating in conservation hunting.