|MD - Endangered Species - Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act||MD Code, Natural Resources, § 10-2A-01 - 09||MD NAT RES § 10-2A-01 - 09||
These Maryland statutes comprise the Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act. Under the Act, any species designated under the federal Endangered Species Act is deemed an endangered species as are other species designated by the state secretary based on habitat and population factors. Violators of the Act shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both and equipment used in the taking of designated species may be seized.
|MD - Exotic pets - Subtitle 6. Crimes Relating to Animals.||MD Code, Criminal Law, § 10-621||MD CRIM LAW § 10-621||
Under this Maryland law, a person may not import into the State, offer for sale, trade, barter, possess, breed, or exchange the following species of animals: foxes, skunks, raccoons, bears, caimans, alligators, crocodiles, wild cats, wolves, nonhuman primates, and venomous snakes. Animal sanctuaries, AWA licensed facilities, those holding valid permits from the Department of Natural Resources, and veterinarians are exempted. This section does not prohibit a person who had lawful possession of an animal listed above on or before May 31, 2006, from continuing to possess that animal if the person provided written notification to the local animal control authority on or before August 1, 2006. Violation results in a fine and seizure of the animal(s).
|MD - Hunting - Subtitle 9. Captive Wildlife.||MD Code, Natural Resources, § 10-901 - 911||MD NAT RES § 10-901 - 911||
This Maryland statute states that it is in the state's public interest to preserve native species by strictly regulating the possession, importation, exportation, breeding, raising, protection, rehabilitation, hunting, killing, trapping, capture, purchase, or sale of certain wildlife which pose a possibility of harm to native wildlife.