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|MA - Exotic pet, breeding - Chapter 131. Inland Fisheries and Game and Other Natural Resources.
|M.G.L.A. 131 § 23
|MA ST 131 § 23
|Massachusetts bans private possession of exotic pets, and requires licenses for those who deal and propagate wild species for other reasons. The Massachusetts director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife also issues a list of exempted species for which no permit is needed.
|MA - Endangered Species - Chapter 131A. Massachusetts Endangered Species Act
|M.G.L.A. 131A § 1 - 7
|MA ST 131A § 1 - 7
|This Massachusetts statute comprises the state's endangered species act. "Endangered species", any species of plant or animal in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range including those species listed under the federal ESA. The director shall conduct investigations and consult with the natural heritage and endangered species advisory committee in order to determine whether any species of plant or animal constitutes an endangered or threatened species or species of special concern. Habitat alteration permits are required under this act when any person undertakes a project that may alter a significant portion of habitat.