...J. Any law, regulation or ordinance of any political subdivision of this state which applies with respect to the taking, importation, exportation, possession, sale or offer for sale, processing, delivery, carrying, transportation or shipment of wildlife species determined to be endangered species or threatened species pursuant to this Part is void to the extent that it may effectively do either of the following:
(1) Permit what is prohibited by this Part or by any regulation which implements this Part.
(2) Prohibit what is authorized pursuant to an exemption or permit provided for in this Part or in any regulation which implements this Part.
K. This Part shall not otherwise be construed to void any law, regulation or ordinance of any political subdivision of this state which is intended to conserve wildlife.
Citation: LSA-R.S. 56:1904;
None of the provisions of this Part shall be construed to apply retroactively or to prohibit importation into the state of wildlife which may be lawfully imported into the United States or lawfully taken and removed from another state or to prohibit entry into this state or the possession, transportation, exportation, processing, sale or offer for sale or shipment of any wildlife which has been determined to be an endangered or threatened species in this state but not in the state where originally taken if the person engaging in such activity demonstrates by substantial evidence that such wildlife was lawfully taken and lawfully removed from such state. Provided, however, that this section shall not be construed to permit the possession, transportation, exportation, processing, sale or offer for sale or shipment within this state of species of wildlife determined, pursuant to the Federal Endangered Species Act to be an endangered or threatened species, except as permitted by Subsection G of Section 1904 of this Part.
Citation: LSA-R.S. 56:1905.
Any violation of the provisions of this Part or any regulation adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Part shall constitute a class six violation punishable under the provisions of R.S. 56:36.
Citation: LSA-R.S. 56:1907.
The following penalties shall be imposed for a class six violation. For each offense, the fine shall be not less than nine hundred dollars nor more than nine hundred fifty dollars, or imprisonment for not more than one hundred twenty days, or both, and shall include the forfeiture to the commission of anything seized in connection with the violation.
Citation: LSA-R.S. 56:36.
There is hereby created within the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries the Louisiana Natural Heritage Program to administer the provisions of law and rules and regulations regarding the Louisiana Natural Areas Registry, the Threatened and Endangered Species Conservation program, and those programs, duties, and functions designated by the secretary in accordance with law.
Citation: LSA-R.S. 56:1830.