Wildlife Import, Export, Transport and Release

Information on importing, transporting and releasing of wildlife.

Choose the appropriate activity from the options below. Viewing the guidance before starting an application is recommended.

  • View Guidance – links you to detailed guidance for your activity’s application process or, in some cases, to the appropriate website for your activity.
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Export Wildlife

An application for a new or replacement Export Wildlife Permit, which is required by individuals and organizations who are exporting live or dead wildlife, parts of wildlife or an egg(s) of a wildlife species out of British Columbia to other Canadian provinces or out of Canada, unless an exemption applies to them.

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Import Wildlife

An application to import live wildlife or eggs into British Columbia.

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Transport Fish

A permit to move fish within BC. This is a joint permit with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

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