As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) “Animal” and “plant” means any living or dead organism or organisms other than bacteria, or viruses or any part of such organism regardless of its age, condition, location or proximity to other parts or tissues of the same or similar organisms;
(2) “Director” means the director of the Rhode Island department of environmental management;
(3) “Endangered species” means any animal or plant so declared by the United States secretaries of the interior or commerce under the provisions of the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq., or any animal or plant so declared by the director of the Rhode Island department of environmental management pursuant to chapter 34 of title 42; and
(4) “Person” means any individual, firm, company, corporation, business, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, warehouse operator, transporter, importer, exporter, state or municipal agency, club, or any other group, organization, or individual.
Citation: Gen.Laws 1956, § 20-37-2.