The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife laws and treaties at a number of offices throughout the country.

Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities and ensures that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife. Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activities to go forward.

At the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife comes first. For this reason, Special Use Permits (SUP) are required for the following uses:

• General Use (could include litter cleanups, border education tours and humanitarian efforts).
• Research Use (could include surveys, monitoring and collecting data).
• Commercial Use (could include commercial filming, fee-based tours and bee keeping).

Special requirements for the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and application materials can be found here.

Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System web site for more information on Special Use Permits. For additional information, visit How to Obtain a Permit, FAQs/Facts or Application Forms.