[Federal Register: November 21, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 225)]
[Page 65727-65728]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Receipt of Applications for Permit

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.


SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications 
to conduct certain activities with endangered species.

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DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by December 
22, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these 
applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of 
the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who 
submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days 
of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax (703) 358-2281.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, 
telephone (703) 358-2104.


Endangered Species

    The public is invited to comment on the following applications for 
a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This 
notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.). Written data, 
comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should 
be submitted to the Director (address above).


Applicant: AZA Rhinoceros Taxon Advisory Group, c/o Buffalo Zoo, 
Buffalo, NY

    The applicant is requesting an amendment and renewal of their 
permit to allow for the export/re-export of biological samples taken 
from captive-held/captive-born Great Indian 1-horned rhinoceros 
(Rhinoceros unicornis) to the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 
for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers 
activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period.


Applicant: International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, 
d.b.a. The Wilds, Cumberland, OH

    The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive-born 
Great Indian 1-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) from the 
Toronto Zoo, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada for the purpose of 
enhancement of the survival of the species through captive propagation 
and conservation education.


Applicant: Michael B. Nice, San Jose, CA

    The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy 
of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) culled from a captive 
herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South 
Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species.

    Dated: November 7, 2003.
Charles S. Hamilton,
Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management 
[FR Doc. 03-29109 Filed 11-20-03; 8:45 am]