Legislation Governing the Loan of Australian Museum and Herbarium Specimens
asmith at UNLSERVE.UNL.EDU
Sun Jan 20 11:59:43 CST 2002
After reading the message below I requested the form. Contrary to
the statements in the email message, it says that is it NOT necessary
to register if your institution is already registered with CITES.
The exact wording is: "You will need to complete this form if... your
organisation is based overseas and intends to exchange non-CITES
Australia native specimens and is not already registered with your
relevant CITES Authority for the exchange of CITES specimens." I am
a little confused about all this and want to make sure that I am
interpreting this statement correctly. Can anyone (authoritatively)
provide any further insights or information?!?
>IT IS NOW ILLEGAL FOR AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONS TO LOAN YOU MATERIAL!!!
>- UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE NEW REGISTRATION FORM.
>Australia has just imposed new legislation concerning the exchange of museum
>and herbarium specimens. As of January 11, 2002 all the old legislation,
>forms and registration numbers are invalid.
>In order for Australian institutions to be able to send material to you,
>your institution has to re-register with Environment Australia.
>Fortunately, this is a simple process - you just fill out a form and send it
>in. Email Angela Tsang [angela.tsang at csiro.au] and she will send you an
>electronic version of the form.
>Further information is available at the following website:
>No matter what your standing or previous agreements, IT IS NOW ILLEGAL FOR
>AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONS TO LOAN MATERIAL TO YOUR INSTITUTION UNTIL YOUR
>INSTITUTION COMPLETES THIS FORM AND RECEIVES A NEW REGISTRATION NUMBER.
>Please pass this message on to anyone who might want to borrow Australian
>Dr John La Salle
>Head, Australian National Insect Collection
>GPO Box 1700
>Canberra, ACT 2601
>tel: 61 (0)2 6246 4262
>mobile: 0419 303 453
>fax: 61 (0)2 6246 4264
>e-mail: john.lasalle at csiro.au
Andrew B. T. Smith
W436 Nebraska Hall
Division of Entomology
University of Nebraska State Museum
Lincoln, NE 68588-0514 U.S.A.
Phone: (402) 472-2664
Fax: (402) 472-8949
E-mail: asmith at unlserve.unl.edu
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