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Issue #11: Spring 2017  February 22, 2017 
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International Laws pertaining to the Collection, Import, Export and Sale of Fossil Material

The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences is offering a reference of International Fossil Laws for Academic and Independent Paleontologists, as well as students and fossil enthusiasts. The list below contains countries where paleontological material has been found, including micro fossils, plant, invertebrate and vertebrate specimens. Not only will there be a synopsis of the country's collecting laws, but reference to legal ownership and sales, as well as export regulations. This page will be updated on a regular basis, and we hope that if anyone learns of new laws or changes to existing laws that you will contact our administrative office so that the pages can be kept current.

The goal here is education and the end to the hearsay that has clouded the collection, sale and ownership of all types of paleontological material.

This index is provided as an information guide only. They are not a full and authoritative statement of the law and do not constitute professional or legal advice. Always check the current laws, statutes and guidelines before importing or exporting any paleontological objects.

International Laws

Afghanistan

Chad

Iran

Netherlands

Tunisia

Albania

Chile

Iraq

New Zealand

UK

Algeria

China

Ireland

Nicaragua

Ukraine

Argentina

Colombia

Israel

Niger

U. R. of Tanzania

Australia

Congo

Italy

Nigeria

U.S.A.

Bahrain

Costa Rica

Japan

Norway

Uruguay

Belgium

Cuba

Jordan

Pakistan

Venezuela

Belize

Cyprus

Kenya

Paraguay

Yemen

Bolivia

Czech Republic

Kuwait

Peru

Yugoslavia

Botswana

Denmark

Latvia

Poland

Western Sahara

Brazil

Dominican Republic

Lebanon

Portugal

Zimbabwe

Bulgaria

Ecuador

Lesotho

Romania


Burma

Egypt

Liberia

Russia


Cameroon

El Salvador

Libya

Saudi Arabia


Canada - Alberta

Ethiopia

Lithuania

Sierra Leone


Canada - British Columbia

Finland

Madagascar

Slovakia


Canada - Ontario

France

Malaysia

Somalia


Canada - New Brunswick

Germany

Mali

South Africa


Canada - Newfoundland

Greece

Mauritania

South Korea


Canada - Nova Scotia

Greenland (Denmark)

Mexico

Spain


Canada - Ontario

Honduras

Mongolia

Sudan


Canada - Prince Edward

Hungary

Morocco

Sweden


Canada - Quebec

Iceland

Mozambique

Switzerland


Canada - Saskatchewan

India

Namibia (ex Congo)

Thailand


Central African Republic

Indonesia

Nepal

Taiwan



URL: http://www.aaps-journal.org/International-Fossil-Laws.html
Last Updated: October 4, 2017
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