Hystrix africaeaustralis (cape porcupine)

Draft assessment report on the import of Hystrix africaeaustralis (cape porcupine) to Australia.

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Comments invited

The Department of the Environment has received an application and draft assessment report under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to include Hystrix africaeaustralis (cape porcupine) on the live import list for zoo exhibition.

The report has been prepared against the standard terms of reference and assesses the suitability of this species for import into Australia.

Comments are invited on the draft report. It is available for public comment for 40 business days, closing on Tuesday 17 June 2014. All comments received will be provided to the applicant to address in finalising the assessment report. Any relevant information provided will be considered by the Department prior to briefing the Minister.

Please forward any written comments to:

Director
Environmental Biosecurity Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Email: exotic.species@environment.gov.au