Lacey Act

APHIS Updates Lacey Act Plant Declaration Form

APHIS Updates Lacey Act Plant Declaration Form   Information derived from USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Bulletin on May 9, 2019   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) revised the Plant and Plant Product Declaration Form (PPQ Form 505). The updated form […]

Lacey Act

The Lacey Act

The Lacey Act What is the Lacey Act? The Lacey Act deals with illegal “trafficking” of wildlife, fish, and plants. This law makes it illegal to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation […]

The Combat for Wildlife Trafficking

The United States, the European Union and 44 others signed Feb. 13 in London a declaration setting forth new efforts to combat illegal trade in wildlife, which is valued at about $19 billion annually and has increased significantly in recent years. This declaration follows the […]