...(d) The executive director may permit, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by regulation, the taking, possession, transportation, exportation or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife that appear on the state list of endangered or threatened species, on the United States’ List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife, compiled in 50 CFR, Part 17, Appendix D, as amended and accepted in accordance with § 70-8-105(c), or on the United States’ List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife, compiled in 50 CFR, Part 17, Appendix A, as such list may be modified hereafter, for scientific, zoological, or educational purposes, for propagation in captivity of such wildlife or for other species purposes.
(e) Upon good cause shown, and where necessary to alleviate damage to property or to protect human health and safety, endangered or threatened species may be removed, captured or destroyed but only pursuant to a permit issued by the executive director and by or under the supervision of an agent of the agency; provided, that endangered or threatened species may be removed, captured, or destroyed without permit by any person in emergency situations involving an immediate threat to human life. Provisions for removal, capture, or destruction of nongame wildlife for the purposes set forth above shall be set forth in regulations issued by the executive director pursuant to § 70-8-104(a).
Citation: T. C. A. § 70-8-106.
(a) A license for the commercial sale or export of any endangered species by nursery farmers issued pursuant to § 70-8-304(3) shall allow a nursery farmer to engage in the commercial sale of any endangered species, subject to the restrictions of subsection (b).
(b) Each plant of an endangered species that is sold or exported by a nursery farmer shall be:
(1) Grown horticulturally from seeds or by vegetative propagation on the nursery farmer's land;
(2) Obtained from any source outside the state of Tennessee;
(3) Acquired from any person by gift or donation;
(4) Purchased from any person, subject to the restrictions of § 70-8-309(b); or
(5) Purchased from another nursery farmer in Tennessee.
Citation: T. C. A. § 70-8-306.