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How to Import Wildlife Specimen in Kenya

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How to Import Wildlife Specimen in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Wed Jan 2020 09:57am
Procedure
Applicants who wish to import wildlife specimen will initially make an application using the official application forms. The applicant will be required to present documents issued by a competent authority of the country of origin. These include, but are not limited to certificate of possession and CITES or non- CITES export permit as is necessary

In addition to the specific requirements for export/ re-export and import given above all applicants will be required on to present together with the filled- in application form a phytosanitary inspection certificate in case of plant specimen and a veterinary health certificate issued by a government veterinary doctor in case of wild animals and birds.

The following guidelines will apply to requests to export specimen for the stated purposes
Scientific Specimen
Applicants who wish to export scientific specimens will be required to attach the following documents to their application forms:

Research permit from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Research/ project proposal
Letter of support from KWS Research Division
Material transfer agreement (MTA) with Government of Kenya or an affiliate Kenyan institution
Preliminary study findings (for on-going research)
Note
whether status of species is known,if non - detriment study has been conducted,verification of source and inspection of facilities as relevant and a definite recommendation as per article 2 (a) as such export will not be detrimental to the survival of wild spice.

Required Documents
Research permit from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Research/ project proposal
Letter of support from KWS Research Division
Material transfer agreement (MTA) with Government of Kenya or an affiliate Kenyan institution
Preliminary study findings (for on-going research)
The import/Export wildlife specimen license,
The hunting equipment
Information on special safari vehicles,
The deluxe tents,
Information on foods and drinks while in Hunting
The transports and transfers during the hunting period,export period or import period.
Information on reception services at arrival and departure at the Nairobi Airport as well as all taxes for the Government explorers going with the Filming group.
packing and shipment of the specimen or trophies.


Office Locations & Contacts
KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICES
Headquarters
Kenya Wildlife Service

P.O. Box 40241 - 00100 Nairobi Kenya

Tel: +254 (20) 6000800,

+254 (20) 6002345

Fax: +254 (20) 6003792


KWS Training Centers
Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute
P.O. Box 842-20117 Naivasha

Tel: +254 (50) 2021329,

+254 (50) 2020267, +254 (50) 2020557

Fax: +254 (50) 2021328

Mobile: + 254 700 000 321

Email: kwsti@kws.go.ke


Flying Services
Kenya Wildlife Services Airwing
Kenya Wildlife Service Wilson Airport

P.O. Box 54582 00200 Nairobi

Tel: +254 (20) 6009451, +254 (20) 6009703

Fax +254 (20) 6009648

Email: airwing@kws.go.ke

kws@karibunet.com


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Eligibility
All Foreigners and Resident of Kenya with a wildlife import permit or license are Eligible.
Foreigner tourist must have a tourist visa.


Fees
Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Validity
Valid for 3 months


Documents to Use
http://www.kws.org/export/sites/kws/info/regulations/downloads/capture_export_form.PDF



Sample Documents
Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.


Processing Time
Processing takes 21 days


Related Videos
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".



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Instructions
The person applying for import wildlife specimen permit in Kenya must apply in Person.
The applicant must apply for a import wildlife specimen license in Kenya before involving in a Hunting the wildlife animals.
The applicant must obtain a Filming pass.
No wildlife specimen shall be allowed otherwise than in accordance with the particulars furnished to the licensing officer, except in so far as permission to make alterations or additions has been granted under section 7.
Where any film in respect of which a filming license has been issued is made in contravention of the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, the producer, the proprietor, the promoter and the photographer thereof, and every other person engaged in the making of the film, and, where the holder of the filming license is not one of the aforesaid persons, the holder also, shall each be guilty of an offence.


Required Information
A valid passport ,
Wildlife specimen import/Export licence,
rifle details,
import and export pass
import equipments Details


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Need for the Document
Wildlife specimen Import Permit is issued under Section 40 of the Wildlife (Conservation and Management)Act. Individuals or organizations wishing to export or import wildlife specimens will be required to make an application to the Director, Kenya Wildlife Services using official forms. Applications will take 21 working days to process.

All applications for export or re- export or import permits will be processed on the basis of their conformity to the Wildlife (Conservation and Management) Act and where applicable, relevant international conservation conventions, such as CITES. Depending on their nature, applications may be directed the Scientific Authority both within and outside KWS and / or other Divisions within KWS for inspection, investigation, consultations and recommendations.




Information which might help
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate
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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links
http://cca.kws.go.ke/Wildlife__Conservation_and_Management_Act___Cap_376_.pdf

http://www.kws.org/info/regulations/licensing.html

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