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All Project WILD material are protected by United States copyright laws. No part of such content may be reproduced, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form without the prior written permission of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

If your organization would like to include Project WILD activities in materials you are developing, a written request for permission must be submitted to the Project WILD National Office. Below are procedures to follow when submitting requests to reprint materials.


Obtaining Reprint Permission

We appreciate your interest in utilizing Project WILD activities. To maintain the integrity of the Project WILD program and the educational quality of Project WILD activities, the Project WILD Program Committee has approved the following policy regarding reprint and adaptation requests.

All requests for permission to reprint or adapt activities must be received in writing on organizational letterhead. Please download and complete a Reprint Permission Form and return it with your letter to the Project WILD National Office (see below). Permission to reprint an adapted activity will only be granted by Project WILD based on a thorough review of the proposed adaptation with any given request.

Permission to reprint or adapt materials will be granted only for the most current edition of Project WILD materials. Permission will only be granted if the activities will appear in materials that will not be sold, utilized on CD, or available on the internet. Permission to reprint or adapt activities which have been previously reprinted from Project WILD activities may only be granted through the Project WILD National Office.

Permission to reprint or adapt activities is limited to no more than three total activities from all Project WILD materials for any individual, organization, or group requesting permission. Reprint permission for up to three total activities may only be granted by Project WILD to an individual, organization, or group one time in five years.

There will be an administrative and processing fee of $1,000.00 for all reprint and adaptation permissions granted. This fee may be reduced or waived on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Project WILD National Office. The decision to reduce or waive the fee will be based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: nature of the request, size of the organization/group, budget capacity of the requesting individual/organization/group, etc.

All reprint permissions will require placement of the AFWA/Project WILD copyright symbol and/or AFWA/Project WILD ownership clause on each page of the reprinted activity. In addition, proper credit to AFWA/Project WILD and information on how to learn more about and access Project WILD through appropriate means shall be indicated prominently within the reprinted or adapted publication.

It is the general policy of Project WILD that activities not be adapted due to the time, testing and review that has been dedicated to the educational integrity of the original activities. However, adaptations may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. The page layout and overall "look" of reprints and adaptations should follow the original activity template of the source materials as much as possible. Reformatting may be permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Project WILD requires a copy of all final reprinted or adapted materials from all individuals, organizations, and groups who are granted reprint or adaptation permission.

Please direct all questions regarding reprint/adaptation permission to, 713-520-8008 (FAX), or to: Reprints, Project WILD Office, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 10101 Southwest Freeway, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77074.

Please note, it may take up to four to six weeks to receive a response to your reprint request.

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