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Collection Laws in Manitoba, Canada
Collection laws are of the utmost importance in preserving Manitoba’s ancient heritage. Every nation and province or state within that nation has different laws and legislation regarding fossils and artifacts. Please be aware of this if you are visiting a different country or province. Manitoba’s legislation is clearly outlined in The Heritage Resources Act.
Every field season the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) applies for a permit through the Government of Manitoba to search and excavate for fossils within the province. Excavation takes place on private property and permission must be granted from the land owners. A final report for the season must be compiled and submitted to the Province. This ensures proper procedures are taken for the preservation of Manitoba’s fossils and artifacts.
The following are links to find out more about the Collection Laws in Manitoba
- The Heritage Resources Act - http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/h039-1e.php
- The Province of Manitoba; Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport - http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/hrb/
- The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Member Ethics - http://www.vertpaleo.org/society/memberethics.cfm