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Tur Hunters Take Heed – Export Permits Now Required

Jun 12, 2017

Those who wish to hunt Tur (capra caucasica) and export them from their range countries must now obtain CITES export permits from the Management Authority of the country of exportation. In October 2016, at the CITES Conference of the Parties, the parties listed the entire Tur species, including all subspecies, on Appendix II.  Trade in all Appendix II species requires export permits. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now enforcing the requirement pertaining to the species’ new CITES status.  Before you hunt Tur, be sure that your outfitter knows of the new requirement.

For more information about the CITES action, see SCI’s previous articles here and here.