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Ace
03-26-2007, 09:00 PM
i hope this is in the right section.

does anyone know what the current situation is with regards to the export of animals out of madagascar? i have heard snippits of information from a variety of sources and the general consensus is that it just isnt happening right now due to current export quotas having been met. if anyone has any information on this or a useful web adress that i can go to for information it would be appreciated. im not looking to import animals from madagascar i am simply curious as i know a few years ago wc Uroplatus were around in the uk but this is no longer the case due to a stop on the importing of them, just wondered as to why?

cheers, will

Protean
03-29-2007, 07:12 AM
importing Uroplatus to the EU from Madagascar has been banned.

Quotas have not been met this year. Poor weather and collecting conditions have put a damper on exports from what I am informed. Some have come in but not nearly as many as expected.

Pierre
03-29-2007, 12:09 PM
Yes,it is not clear for everyone,a lot of people believe in wrong things about that point.
As an example ; a guy recently told me that all the reptiles(fauna?) and flora from Madagascar were not allowed to enter the EU since 2005 !

However, european laws and every reptiles professional dealers i talked to, pretend the contrary...

Will,i pm'ed you.


Pierre

kanopy
03-29-2007, 02:16 PM
Yes Pierre, you can import reptiles from Madagascar to E.U, just you can't anymore with the Uroplatus genus. Nevertheless, captive born Uroplatus can be imported to EU if they are captive bred from outside Madagascar. However,the specific status of the genus make the import not such an easy thing.
Fred