Primates and BALAI - NEW BIAZA Information Note Available
BIAZA have issued an Information Note detailing Balai Requirements for Primates.
The 'BALAI' Directive EC 92/65 does not allow the movement of primates from a BALAI approved zoo to a none-BALAI approved zoo. In the past AHVLA has been allowing case-by-case derogations from this rule. This is no longer possible and movements of primates must always be between BALAI approved zoos.
If you currently hold primates and are NOT approved under BALAI you will need to become BALAI approved to move animals in or out of your collection.
BIAZA does recommend that all BIAZA zoos are BALAI approved. We have worked with Defra and AHVLA to produce comprehensive guidance documents which in the Members area. A new revised full version can be found here.
In addition we have produced a new Information Note on this issue
If you have any queries either contact your Local AHVAL Office or contact Matt at BIAZA.