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.


Gene Hall
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
Ph: 520.621.6446
ZOOTAXA Subject Editor: STAPHYLINOIDEA (excluding Staphylinidae and Hydraenidae)

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Subject: Loans to researchers/institutions in Brazil

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
Invertebrate Zoology
Royal Alberta Museum
12845-102nd Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada, T5N 0M6
Phone: (780) 453-9122