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Research & Trap Testing Update

Traps Meeting Requirements of AIHTS and Certification Status

The Canadian Wildlife Directors, competent authorities for implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS), have approved a 3-phase process for implementing the AIHTS in Canada.

The following shows the three phases for regulating species-specific traps:

  1. the certified traps regulated for specific species in 2007
  2. certified traps that are not affected at this time, pending development of testing technologies
  3. the future addition of cage and box traps

To see the latest information on traps listed by name that have all been certified as meeting the requirements of the AIHTS for specific species, through the Canadian trap-testing program administered by the Fur Institute of Canada, please click here for the Fur Institute of Canada's list.

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