Proposal to grant export permit for Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) under exceptional circumstances
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2013
The Minister is considering whether to grant a permit to a person to export one (1) Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) to the United Kingdom.
The applicant has owned the bird, for over one year. The bird was born in captivity and was gifted to the applicant by a work colleague who bred the bird from his own breeding pair. The applicant is moving overseas permanently and wishes to continue to care for the bird as a household pet in the United Kingdom and does not intend to sell the bird.
The applicant claims they and the bird have formed a strong bond and it was noted when the applicant previously left the bird for a short holiday that the bird's health and socialization noticeably declined during the applicant's two week absence and then returned to its normal demeanor and appetite on the applicant's return.
Should the permit be granted conditions will be imposed which specify that:
- The owner/exporter of the bird specified on this permit, has been given permission to export the bird on the basis that the bird is kept overseas by the owner/exporter as a pet and will not be sold, traded or otherwise used for commercial purposes.
This permit may only be issued if exceptional circumstances exist, and the export would not be contrary to the objects of Part 13A of the EPBC Act. Comments were invited on the proposal to issue this permit, and any comments will be taken into account in making the decision. The call for comments has now closed.
Please address any comments to:
Wildlife Trade Regulation
Department of the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
P.O. Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601