Handling live exotic specimens

Discussion paper
17 January 2006


About the discussion paper

This discussion paper describes options for handling live exotic specimens seized for enforcement of Part13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), where the specimens have subsequently become forfeit to the Commonwealth. Sections 444A and 417 allow authorized officers to seize a specimen if he or she has reasonable grounds to suspect that the specimen has been used or otherwise involved in the commission of an offence against Part13A of the EPBC Act.

Comment period closed Friday 10 February 2006.