I recently received a request to send specimens to Brazil and was wondering the same thing as I had heard of possible issues with loan returns. If anybody has experience with this (positive/negative) please respond to the list.
University of Arizona Insect Collection (Manager)
& CALS Cooperative Extension (Insect Diagnostics)
Department of Entomology
1140 E. South Campus Dr.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
UA INSECT COLLECTION: http://www.uainsectcollection.com/
Does anyone know what the legalities of sending specimens on loan to Brazil are? I just heard from an Italian colleague that there can be problems returning the specimens to the lender unless there are special agreements in place (in particular for specimens
that originated from Brazil). I have not heard about this before (maybe I am a little bit out of the loop). In recent years we have sent several loans to Brazil, some major and some including material that originated from Brazil. I am a bit concerned now.
I would appreciate your insights.
Thanks in advance,
Dr. Matthias Buck
Royal Alberta Museum
Canada, T5N 0M6
Phone: (780) 453-9122