Wildlife Regulations

Alternative enterprises involving wildlife are regulated by various agencies. A thorough review of pertinent regulations should be performed before entering into any such endeavor. In addition to international, federal, and state regulations, individual counties and cities may have special ordinances that should be checked before initiating any wildlife-related enterprise. Below are some useful links to information about wildlife regulations.

UF/IFAS Publications

Threatened and Endangered Species

Trapping Nuisance Wildlife

Possessing Wildlife in Captivity


Importing and Exporting Wildlife

General Regulations

Organizations & Associations


UF/IFAS Publications
State & Federal Agencies
Other University Sites
Organizations & Associations