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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 69RESOURCE PROTECTION
SUBCHAPTER CWILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMITS
RULE §69.43Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Education--Activities that encourage management and conservation of wildlife resources or which are intended to increase the public's awareness and understanding of aspects of wildlife biology.

  (2) Fostering--Using a captive animal to rear young animals of the same species.

  (3) Holding--Retaining in captivity.

  (4) Human imprinting or human bonding--A dependency or fixation upon humans as parent substitutes or companions.

  (5) Non-releasable animal--An animal which, after rehabilitation, is determined by the department to be unlikely to survive in the wild if released.

  (6) Propagate--To allow animals to produce offspring.

  (7) Rehabilitation--The temporary caring for injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife until such animals can be released to the wild.

  (8) Release to the wild--Release of wildlife to an area where it is capable of leaving at will.

  (9) Socialize--Using a captive animal to teach wild behaviors to juvenile animals of the same species.

  (10) Subpermittee--A person authorized by a permit to conduct activities only while under the supervisory responsibility of a permit holder.

  (11) Supervisory responsibility--The responsibility that a permit holder has to direct the actions of an individual under his or her control, and for which that supervisor accepted legal responsibility.

  (12) Transportation--The transfer of captive protected wildlife from one permit holder to another, from an out-of-state source to an in-state permit holder, from an in-state permit holder to an out-of-state destination, from site of legal capture to holding, or to site of final disposition.

  (13) Volunteer--An individual who works with permitted wildlife in the presence of the permit holder or subpermittee.


Source Note: The provisions of this §69.43 adopted to be effective January 30, 1997, 22 TexReg 902.

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